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Osteoporosis and perimenopausal symptoms

About 54 million Americans have osteoporosis and low bone mass, placing them at increased risk for osteoporosis. Osteoporosis is a disease of the bones. It happens when you lose too much bone, make too little bone or both. Studies suggest that approximately 1 in 2 women over the age of 50 will break a bone due to osteoporosis.

Osteoporosis rehabilitation starts with an individualized treatment plan developed just for you by your physical and/or occupational therapist aimed at helping you:

  • Increase bone mass or slow bone loss.    
  • Gain strength and improve your balance while reducing the chance of future falls and injuries.    
  • Perform weight-bearing exercises that you can do at home.    
  • Understand about bone health and what else you can do to improve.

Some key components include:

  • Prevention: Proper exercise can stop or reverse bone loss, prevent deformity, and avoid dangerous movements.    
  • Treatment: Customized exercise programs help improve posture, strength and endurance.    
  • Advanced care techniques: Balance assessment, pain-reduction techniques, home safety education and the evaluation of activities of daily living promote independence.

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