Physical Therapy Hanover MA for Osteoporosis | Peak Physical Therapy Hanover MA

Bone is living tissue that is constantly being broken down and replaced. What happens when years of minimal calcium intake and insufficient diet catch up to us resulting in our bodies not being able to keep up with renewing the loss of old bone? Our bones become weak and brittle–so brittle that a fall or something as simple as a cough or bending over to pick something up could cause a fracture. Osteoporosis can occur in people of any age, but it’s more common in older adults, especially women. More than 53 million people in the United States either have osteoporosis or are at high risk of developing it. However, the experienced team of therapists at Peak Physical Therapy Hanover MA are prepared to teach you the ins and outs of Osteoporosis and how physical therapy can help!

What is Osteoporosis?

Osteoporosis is a condition that deteriorates the bones of the body. Its name comes from Latin for “porous bones.” The inside of a healthy bone has small spaces similar to a honeycomb, however with Osteoporosis, these spaces increase in size, causing the bone to lose strength and density. In addition, the outside of the bone grows weaker and thinner. People with osteoporosis are at a high risk of fractures or bone breaks while doing routine activities such as standing or walking. The most commonly affected bones are the ribs, hips, and the bones in the wrists and spine.

What are the Symptoms of Osteoporosis?

Unfortunately, it is very difficult to catch osteoporosis in its early stages. Once your bones have been weakened by osteoporosis, you might have signs and symptoms that include:

  • Back pain
  • Loss of height over time
  • A stooped posture
  • Bones that break much more easily than expected

Physical Therapy Hanover MA for Osteoporosis

Exercise and a nutritious diet can benefit those who suffer from Osteoporosis. Specific exercises can help strengthen bones, and it is important to perform these exercises properly to avoid greater risk for injury. Your therapist at Peak Physical Therapy Hanover MA is well prepared to combine a series of weight-bearing exercises, strengthening, and balance activities to improve bone density, and reduce the risk of falls that is customized for optimal recovery. Our goal is to help you manage your osteoporosis on your own and minimize your risk of complications. Through this tailored program, the patient will be taught how to continue the movements properly at home for a successful recovery.

Peak Physical Therapy Hanover MA

Our South Shore Physical Therapy practice specializes in physical therapy including many specialty programs including lymphedema management, vestibular, pelvic health, post-concussion, aquatics, and more. Locations include physical therapy Hanover MA, Quincy, MA, Braintree, MA, Pembroke, MA, and Norwell, MA, Scituate, MA. Our specialized programs combined with state-of-the-art facilities allow us to meet the unique needs of our local patients and achieve the fastest results. If you are unsure whether this type of treatment can help you, we offer a no-obligation FREE injury screening. Click here for more information.

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