Osteoporosis is a progressive bone disease characterised by a decrease in bone mass and density, causing bones to become fragile and more prone to fracture. More than 50% of all women over 60 suffer from a fracture due to Osteoporosis, sometimes even unnoticed.
Preventing Osteoporosis – reduce your risk
Preventing osteoporosis is important. You can reduce your risk of developing osteoporosis by:
- Weight-bearing and strengthening exercises (such as walking, tennis, dancing and weight training)
- Having a balanced diet rich in calcium and vitamin D.
- Not smoking
- Drinking less alcohol
Our specialized Physiotherapist can tailor an individual exercise program, which will be specifically designed to strengthen your bones and maintain a healthy lifestyle!
Patients with existing osteoporosis also benefit from exercises. A sedentary lifestyle, poor posture and weak muscles promote the loss of bone mass and increase the risk of falling. Studies have shown that specific strengthening exercises can increase the bone density. All exercises can be modified to suit the patient’s individual needs and fitness level. Physiotherapy reduces the symptoms of osteoporosis and improves your quality of life.
- Reduction of bone loss
- Conservation of remaining bone tissue
- Improved physical fitness
- Improved muscle strength
- Improved reaction time
- Increased mobility
- Better sense of balance and coordination
- Reduced risk of bone fractures caused by falls
- Reduced pain