The over 200 bones which comprise our bodies are living tissue that are constantly being broken down and replaced. Osteoporosis causes bones to become weak and brittle — so brittle that a fall or mild stresses such as bending over or coughing can cause a fracture. Osteoporosis-related fractures most commonly occur in the hip, wrist, or spine.

While osteoporosis affects men and women of all races, white and Asian women-especially older women who are past menopause- are at the highest risk. Prevention is key! Medications, healthy diet and weight-bearing exercise can help prevent bone loss or strengthen already weak bones.

At Vita, our Physical Therapists help manage osteoporosis symptoms through exercise, stretching, and other therapeutic techniques to reduce pain, improve mobility, and enhance overall physical function.

We will work with you to create a personalized treatment plan to help manage your symptoms and improve your quality of life.

Signs & Symptoms

Osteoporosis is a degenerative disease and must be proactively treated. Here are some of the warning signs you may have osteoporosis:

  • Receding Gums
  • Brittle Fingernails
  • Easy or frequent bone fractures
  • Back and neck pain caused by a fractured or collapsed vertebra
  • Loss of height over time
  • Curved or stooped spine posture

How Physical Therapy can help

Physical therapy can help treat the symptoms of osteoporosis by employing therapies that focus on pain management, mobility, strength, and function. These techniques may include: