Osteoporosis & Balance Program
This program has been designed for clients that have osteoporosis/low bone mineral density and/or balance problems. These two areas are a growing concern for health care providers as the population continues to age. Osteoporosis and low bone mineral density (BMD) affect 54 million Americans (60% of people over the age of 50). Patients are at increased risk of traumatic and non-traumatic fractures. 1 in 2 women and 1 in 4 men age 50 and older will have an osteoporosis-related fracture in their remaining lifetime. 1 in 4 older adults fall every year, 24% of those falls required medical treatment or restricted activity for at least a day. Annual medical expenses for older adult falls cost over $31 billion, and these costs will continue to grow unless preventive measures are adopted.
Snyder Physical Therapy & Sports Rehabilitation is using an evidence based program to properly evaluate and treat this population. The treatment program uses recommendations and guidelines from the National Osteoporosis Foundation, the American College of Sports Medicine, and the Center for Disease Control. Each client will be evaluated by a licensed Physical Therapist and an individualized treatment program will be designed by the Physical Therapist. A home exercise program will be given to each client so they can carry out the program once formal Physical Therapy is completed usually in a month or less.
Do you have any of these risk factors?
|Risk Factors for Falls:||Risk Factors for Osteoporosis:|
|* Lower body weakness||* Women over age of 51|
|* Difficulties with gait & Balance||* Family history|
|* Use of psychoactive medications||* Petite and thin|
|* Postural dizziness||* Rheumatoid arthritis|
|* Poor vision||* Smoker|
|* Problems with feet and/or shoes||* Alcohol intake|
|* Home hazards||* Certain medications (steroids)|