Keep Your Bones Healthy With P3!
Osteoporosis is a condition characterized by weak or brittle bones. Brittle or weak bones can be much more susceptible to fracture, even in the event of minor falls or stresses. Osteoporosis is most common for older adults but can be found in individuals of all demographics.
P3 Physical Therapy offers a variety of treatment methods to help patients understand and manage osteoporosis through physical therapy interventions and education.
What Causes Osteoporosis?
While osteoporosis typically indicates a moderate to severe lack of bone density/strength, it is normal for everyone to slowly lose bone mass after a certain age. By the age of 30, most people hit a peak in bone mass, after which it slowly declines.
Like most conditions, the degree to which people experience osteoporosis is dependent on a number of factors, including:
- Family history
- Hormone levels
- Dietary choices/needs
- Certain medical conditions
- Lifestyle choices (e.g., sedentary vs active)
Some of these factors are obviously out of our control, but some of them can be consciously changed to reduce the likelihood and severity of osteoporosis.
Physical Therapy & Osteoporosis
Physical therapy is an excellent intervention for those dealing with osteoporosis. Physical therapists address osteoporosis by helping people understand proper posture and alignment for daily living. Most importantly they help with weight-bearing exercises that help build bone density. Our team also helps by employing specific exercises to support bone health and improve balance and movement patterns.
To build and support healthy bones, a combination of diet and smart movement is crucial. In terms of exercises, we use a combination of weight-bearing and resistance movements like weight lifting, use of exercise bands, balance exercises, and more.
Strengthen Your Bones With The P3 Team!
While bone loss is a natural aspect of life, excess bone loss can be worked on with the right physical therapy plan. Our team has worked with countless patients with osteoporosis to strengthen bones and reduce bone loss. To get started, contact our team via phone or email to schedule your evaluation!