Benefits of Physical Therapy for Women with Osteoporosis
June 15, 2015
Osteoporosis is a condition that affects upwards of 8 million women’s ability to fully enjoy an active, healthy lifestyle. It’s characterized by a weakening and thinning of the bones and, if left untreated, can result in joint fractures of the hips, wrists, and spine. In fact, worldwide, osteoporosis is to blame for 8.9 million fractures annually, according to the International Osteoporosis Foundation. It’s a condition that can also make fun outdoor summer activities like walking, biking, and hiking harder to participate in and enjoy.
Physical therapy not only helps to speed recovery for those osteoporosis-related injuries and fractures, it can also be a key component in preventing the disease if your doctor has deemed you at high risk. Physical therapy for osteoporosis also:
- Helps to correct your posture and body mechanics for a stronger spine
- Works to strengthen muscles in the hips, legs, and back
- Helps to improve balance
- Incorporates exercises that can help prevent future fractures
If you’re looking for physical rehabilitation intervention to supplement your osteoporosis treatment, the specialists at Sovereign Rehabilitation in Atlanta can provide you with a comprehensive PT program specifically designed to help you build bone mass and live a life that feels better.
5555 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd, Suite 225
Atlanta, GA 30342
Phone: (404) 835-3340