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Osteoporosis Program

OSTEOPOROSIS: There is something you can do about it! 

Often called "THE SILENT DISEASE" as many as 80% of osteoporosis fractures are painless or silent. Many of  these are in the bones of the spine, leading to loss of height of 1 inch or more.

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DEFINITION:

Osteoporosis is a musculoskeletal disorder with compromised bone strength that predisposes an individual to increased fracture risk.

When a fracture results from minimal trauma such as a fall to the floor from standing height, bending over to lift a child, or even from a sneeze  it is termed “a fragility fracture”

PROBLEMS ASSOCIATED: 

  • Fractures of the hip, spine, wrist, ankle, ribs
  • Pain from compressed nerves in the spine
  • Loss of height
  • Stooped or hunched posture
  • Balance problems
  • Breathing problems
  • Digestion problems

WHAT CAN YOU DO ABOUT IT?:
Prevent the first (or 2nd) fracture: 

  • Learn safe exercise protocol to specifically target the muscles, bones, and posture
  • Learn to move safely during your daily activities to reduce the risk of fracture
  • Reverse the pattern of postural change to get spine into better alignment
  • Improve your balance to reduce the risk of falling

WHO IS ELIGIBLE?

To receive treatment, you must first be evaluated and diagnosed by your physician. You will receive a prescription for a physical therapist to evaluate you and customize a program of exercises to address your specific needs.

Appointment/ Contact Information:

DIANE CASEY AGNO, PT

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734-593-5620

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