17 May Physiotherapy – An Answer to Osteoporosis
Osteoporosis is a condition that affects the strength and density of bones, making them fragile and more prone to fractures. It is a common condition, particularly in older adults, but it can also affect younger people, especially women.
If you are a woman living with osteoporosis, a women’s health physiotherapist can help look after women through all stages of their life. They understand that along with osteoporosis there are hormonal changes that can cause upheaval and change how your body functions.
Here’s how physiotherapy can assist with osteoporosis:
- Strengthening exercises – Physiotherapy and a personalised exercise program that is designed to strengthen your bones and muscles can help to increase bone density and reduce the risk of fractures.
- Balance training – Falls are a common cause of fractures in people with this condition. Balance training can help you to improve your balance and reduce the risk of falls. Your Physio can assist with exercises such as standing on one leg, walking heel-to-toe, and using balance equipment.
- Posture correction – Poor posture can increase the risk of fractures in people with osteoporosis. Your physiotherapist can help you to improve your posture through exercises and guidance on body mechanics.
- Pain management – Osteoporosis can cause pain, particularly in the back and hips. Physiotherapy can help to manage this pain through techniques such as manual therapy, heat therapy, and stretching exercises.
- Education – Your physiotherapist can provide you with education and guidance on osteoporosis, including tips for maintaining bone health and preventing fractures.
If you are living with osteoporosis, it is important to work with a physiotherapist who can assist with a personalised program that is safe and effective. With the right guidance and support, you can maintain bone-afide strength and enjoy an active and healthy lifestyle.
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