Osteoporosis Focused Physiotherapy/Bonefit
Osteoporosis is a bone disease that occurs when the body loses too much bone, makes too little bone, or both. As a result, bones become weak and may break from a fall or, in serious cases, from sneezing or minor bumps. Osteoporosis can cause fragility fractures. The bone breaks easily because it is weak.
Osteoporosis Canada has a program called Bone FitTM . The program provides education and training to health professionals. They learn what exercises are safe and effective for people with Osteoporosis. A Bone Fit professional can help you plan and execute an exercises program.
Anshul from Physio Care is a Bone Fit professional that can help you have healthy bones.
What type of exercises would I do?
Exercises is recommended for all people with Osteoporosis, even people who have had a spine or hip fracture.
Experts recommend 4 types of exercises:
- Strength exercises to keep you strong and fit.
- Posture exercises to keep you standing tall and not stooped.
- Balance exercises to help you be more stable on your feet. You can walk more easily and good balance helps prevent falls.
- Aerobic physical activities to improve your overall health. It can reduce your risk of disease.
We would do a thorough assessment to determine your current status and underlying conditions. Based on our assessment, we will discuss with you and come up with the most appropriate exercises program for you.