Osteoporosis Program for the purpose of improving balance, strength, flexibility, functional abilities and posture of the patient while reducing risk of falls.

Osteoporosis is a disease that affects people of all ages, sex and ethnic background. Osteoporosis results in the reduction of bone mass where bones become fragile and can easily fracture. It primarily affects the hip, vertebral column and wrists. Twenty-eight million Americans, 80% of which are women, have osteoporosis or osteopenia. Some of the first signs are a decrease in height, protruding abdomen, postural changes and/or fractures.

Risk Factors:

  • Family History
  • Post Menopausal women
  • Thin or obese women
  • Sedentary lifestyles
  • Over exercisers
  • Taking thyroid and/or steroid medication
  • Smoking
  • Eating disorders
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Diabetes

How does Physical Therapy Help?

Physical Therapy with osteoporosis patients is primarily to prevent fractures.

This is done through:

Gait and Balance Assessments – identifying factors that may lead to falls
Body Mechanics Training – to help prevent flexion stresses on the vertebral bodies
Posture Assessment – to address stresses on the spine during non-movement
Exercise – to strengthen spinal muscles and improve bone density

Until you get to Physical Therapy:

  • Avoid bending at the waist
  • Avoid twisting
  • Avoid prolonged sitting
  • Utilize good body mechanics with your daily activities

Make an Appointment

Three Convenient Locations in El Paso, TX

West:
(915) 581-9606

East:
(915) 593-3787

Horizon Valley:
(915) 872-9333


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Your therapist will conduct an evaluation of your condition, which is necessary to create a program designed specifically to address your needs for a maximum recovery. Make an appointment today! Se Habla Español


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clinic hours

Mon, Wed, Thu: 8AM - 5PM
Tue & Fri: 8AM - Noon
Sat-Sun: Closed

We accommodate appointments outside of this schedule upon request.