Osteoporosis & Fall Prevention

Osteoporosis, or porous bone, is a disease characterized by low bone mass and structural deterioration of bone tissue, leading to bone fragility and an increased susceptibility to fractures. In simpler terms, Osteoporosis is a condition in which the bones become weak and can break from a minor fall or, in serious cases, from a simple action such as a sneeze.

At Advanced Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine, a qualified Physical Therapist will perform a thorough evaluation including a detailed medical history, personal risk factors, observe your body mechanics and assess any limitations of range of motion, strength, balance, posture. Based on the evaluation of patient condition and following the recommendations for Rehabilitation Guide of the National Osteoporosis Foundation our therapists will

  1. Evaluate and consider the patient’s physical and functional safety before prescribing a rehabilitation program
  2. Provide training for the performance of safe movement and safe activities of daily living with decreased pain and risk of further injury, including posture, transfers, lifting and ambulation in populations with or at high risk for Osteoporosis. Intervene as appropriate, e.g., with prescription for assistive device for improved balance with mobility
  3. Advise on devices including braces, and/or devices like reachers, grabbers
  4. Evaluate home environment for risk factors for falls and intervene as appropriate
  5. Based on the initial condition of the patient, provide a complete exercise recommendation to correct underlying deficits that includes weight-bearing aerobic activities for the skeleton, postural training, progressive resistance training for muscle and bone strengthening, stretching for tight soft tissues and joints and balance training
  6. Provide effective pain management which is a cornerstone in rehabilitation from vertebral fractures
  7. Recommend individuals with painful vertebral fractures that fail conservative management for emerging interventions, such as kyphoplasty or vertebroplasty
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