Louis Ismail (Retiree )I have had a bad report every year for 10 years on my density test but after just a year with PhysioActive, I had a notable increase in density in 2 areas! I am so happy about this improvement and can hardly express my gratitude. Thank you!
Osteoporosis Prevention & Treatment
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
Frequently Asked Questions
My loved one has severe neurological damage from a traumatic brain injury. How can neurological rehabilitation help?
Yes, whatever the type or degree of your scoliosis, we can help.
Can stroke victims regain their previous level of function?
Each patient is different, but it is sometimes possible for those that have suffered a stroke to regain all or nearly all of their prior function. Neurological rehabilitation is one of the best methods of achieving this.
Does PhysioActive offer any treatments for the pain that often accompanies neurological problems?
Yes, our expert physiotherapists have many modalities available to control and reduce pain. They will be happy to offer these treatments as needed.
What is gait?
Gait is a person’s way of walking or running, sometimes known as ambulation. A gait can tell healthcare experts a lot about a patient, including if they’re experiencing pain or the location of a neurologic or orthopaedic injury.
Our loved one requires a lot of care at home. Can you help with advice?
Absolutely. We can provide a thorough assessment of the home environment, make expert recommendations, and guide you with home exercises and care techniques.
Take the first steps of your rehabilitation journey by contacting us for an appointment right now.