What We Do
Osteoporosis is a decrease in bone mass, which occurs as loss of connections in the latticework that makes up bone, resulting in greater likelihood of fracture.
Problems that can be caused by osteoporosis include:
- Fractures of the hip and spine
- Pain of fractures or of ribs pressing on hip bones
- Dowager's hump
- Difficulty finding clothes that fit because of deformity
- Shortness of breath, which can increase the risk of pneumonia
- Balance problems
Physical therapists at Chelsea Community Hospital will help you manage osteoporosis. Individual sessions with a physical therapist will provide you with:
- Pain relief techniques for compression fractures
- Posture education and exercises to prevent pain or deformity and improve balance
- Movement training to prevent falls and enhance your ability to move more easily and safely
- Weight-bearing exercises to decrease further bone loss and promote a feeling of well-being
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.
If you need help finding a physician, please call our Physician Referral Line at 734-475-4050.
Call for appointments:
Inside the main hospital off the main hallway.