Health care provider: Hi Mrs. Janie Lane.
Mrs. Janie Lane: Hi Dr. Sixx
Health care provider: We have received the results of your DEXA exam, it looks like you have osteoporosis.
Mrs. Janie Lane: What is osteoporosis?
Healthcare provider: It’s a condition where your bones are weak.
Mrs. Janie Lane: I don’t understand. I walk everyday and I go to the gym 3 times a weak.
Healthcare provider: We will need to put you on this osteoporosis medication and I recommend you do weight-bearing exercises. I would like to see you in 6 months. Have a nice day.
Does this sound familiar to you? If so, keep reading…
So you have been diagnosed with osteoporosis…now what do you do?
The first question you should have is: What is MY fracture risk?
Prevention of osteoporotic-related fractures is based on the ability to estimate fracture probability by means of risk factor assessment.
This question is important because the answer will make choosing the appropriate exercise program much easier.
At the SpineScottsdale Physical Therapy Bone Health Management Program, we share with you the best kept secret in osteoporosis medicine that can accurately predict your risk of breaking bones. If you think we're talking about a bone density scan (DEXA), think again.
The main purpose of the SpineOsteoporosis Bone Health Management Program is to educate you on how to perform a comprehensive bone safe program based on your fracture risk when you have other age related orthopedic limitations such as joint pains and/or muscle weakness.
If you are like most people diagnosed with osteoporosis, you are instructed to perform weight-bearing exercises. And, if you are like most people diagnosed with osteoporosis/osteopenia you are dealing with additional age-related joint pains and/or muscle limitations that may adversely affect your ability to perform weight-bearing exercises.
For example, you may have been told to walk to improve your bone health. What do you do if you have low back pain that increases when you walk? What do you do if you have advance knee joint arthritis that prevents you from walking? What do you do if you have plantar fasciitis that gets worse with walking?
If this sounds familiar to you, or if you would like to be proactive with your bone health, then make an appointment to learn a comprehensive bone safe program.