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Physical Therapy for Osteoporosis and Osteopenia

Osteoporosis is a condition where bone density decreases resulting in the weakening of bones. It is typically detected through a routine bone density test or after a fracture occurs. Osteopenia is diagnosed when there is some loss of density to the bones but not to the extent of osteoporosis. Besides adapting your diet, physical activity can be extremely beneficial in the maintenance of health and physical therapy can help decrease the risk for complications from osteopenia and osteoporosis by focusing on your strength, balance, and general mobility.

Omaha Physical Therapy Institute offers physical therapy services for those that are trying to maximize their health and wellness and decrease their risk of falls. We provide a comprehensive assessment and treatment involving balance, strength exercises, loading exercises, cardiovascular endurance, and flexibility. We individualize programs based off of your interests and find out what motivates you in order to ensure consistent compliance with the exercises.

  • Flexibility/Range of Motion
  • Education on pain and the importance of movement
  • Strategies for increasing your safety and decreasing your risk for falls
  • Resistance training
  • Balance exercises
  • Cardiovascular endurance
  • Loading exercises (light impact program with exercises loading both your upper body and lower body to improve bone health)

If you are interested in learning more about how we can help you, call Omaha Physical Therapy Institute today! Improve your overall health and get back to the things you enjoy!

 

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References:
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4214007/
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1742726/pdf/v079p00320.pdf