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Treatments for Osteoporosis at Divergence PT

Osteoporosis, a condition characterized by weakened bones, can be a source of worry and limitation. While it doesn’t have a cure, there are effective treatments available to manage symptoms, strengthen bones, and improve overall well-being. At Divergence PT, we’re committed to empowering you on your journey towards stronger bones and a more active life.

Understanding Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis can develop due to various factors, including:

  • Age: Bone density naturally decreases with age, making older adults more susceptible.
  • Hormonal Changes: Decreased estrogen levels in women after menopause and hormonal imbalances can contribute to bone loss.
  • Family History: A genetic predisposition increases your risk.
  • Lifestyle Factors: Dietary deficiencies (calcium and vitamin D), lack of weight-bearing exercise, and smoking are risk factors.

While osteoporosis might not present immediate symptoms, some signs to watch for include:

  • Back pain caused by fractured vertebrae
  • Loss of height over time
  • Stooped posture

The Role of Physical Therapy in Osteoporosis Treatment

Physical therapy is a crucial component of managing osteoporosis. Here’s how Divergence PT can help:

  • Personalized Exercise Programs: Our therapists will design a safe and effective exercise program tailored to your individual needs and fitness level. This might include weight-bearing exercises to improve bone density, strength training to enhance muscle support, and balance exercises to reduce fall risk.
  • Improved Balance and Stability: Strengthening core muscles and practicing balance exercises can significantly reduce your risk of falls, a major concern with osteoporosis.
  • Pain Management: Techniques like manual therapy and modalities (ultrasound, electrical stimulation) can help manage pain and improve mobility.
  • Education and Self-Management: We empower you with the knowledge and tools you need to manage your osteoporosis effectively. This includes information on proper posture, body mechanics, fall prevention strategies, and dietary adjustments for optimal bone health.

Beyond Physical Therapy: A Multifaceted Approach

Physical therapy is a cornerstone of osteoporosis management, but it’s often combined with other treatment approaches:

  • Medication: Your doctor might prescribe medications like bisphosphonates or denosumab to slow bone loss and increase bone density.
  • Diet and Nutrition: Ensuring adequate calcium and vitamin D intake is crucial for bone health.

Divergence PT: Your Partner in Building Bone Strength

At Divergence PT, we understand the importance of a comprehensive approach to managing osteoporosis. Here’s what sets us apart:

  • Comprehensive Evaluation: We take the time to understand your medical history, current health status, and bone mineral density results to develop a personalized treatment plan.
  • Experienced Therapists: Our team of skilled and licensed therapists are dedicated to providing compassionate and effective care.
  • Focus on Movement and Function: Our goal is not just pain management but also improving your mobility, balance, and overall well-being.

Take Control of Your Bone Health Today

Don’t let osteoporosis limit your life. Contact Divergence PT today to schedule a consultation. Our experienced therapists will work with you to develop a personalized plan for building stronger bones and achieving a more active future.

Call us at (781) 205 9457 to schedule an appointment. Let’s empower you to live a stronger, healthier life!

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Mike DeMille

DIVERGENCE PHYSICAL THERAPY

"We Help Active Adults Quickly Get Back To Their Favorite Workouts And Activities Without Fear Of Reinjury Or Surgery

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