Over 40 million Americans have been diagnosed with osteoporosis. It is more common in women than men. Fractures associated with osteoporosis can lead to chronic pain and disability. Post-menopausal females, chronic steroid use, delayed menstruation cycle, and low peak bone density are a few factors that put you at risk for developing osteopenia or osteoporosis. We will educate you on the anatomy, physiology, and treatment of osteoporosis. Exercise should be a part of your daily routine for osteoporosis prevention. Exercises such as weight lifting, walking, stair climbing, aerobics, jogging, hiking, and tennis are all effective at building bone. Whether you are young or old, talk to your physical therapist at OSPTA Morgantown about osteoporosis prevention.
At OSPTA Morgantown, we perform a detailed physical examination that will identify our patient's deficits from osteoporosis. We will then perform an assessment that will help our Doctor of Physical Therapy design a program that is site-specific for your osteoporosis. We use methods that include patient education, site-specific exercise, biomechanics, postural correction, balance, weight bearing exercise, modalities, bracing, breathing, relaxation, and advanced exercise.