Osteoporosis is the leading cause of fractures resulting in billions of dollars being spent in the healthcare system. As a physical therapist, it is important to educate the public on information for reducing the risk of fracture, which is a frequent and possibly serious co-morbidity of osteoporosis. The public is subjected to multiple commercials advertising medications that can help fight osteoporosis. What they may not know, is that simple exercise alone can improve your bone density, decrease your risk of fractures and doesn’t come attached to a list of adverse side effects.
- Osteoporosis is a bone disease that leads to decreased mineral content and bone density, resulting in a weakening of the bone
- The incidence of this disease has been shown to increase with older age
- Worldwide, 50% of women over the age of 60 will have an osteoporotic fracture, an incidence rate that is larger than the combined incident rates of heart attack, stroke, and breast cancer.
- One study from 1992 had a worldwide projection that osteoporotic fractures would affect one-third of all men during their lifetime by the year 2050.
- Primary risk factors for osteoporotic fractures include low bone mineral density, deterioration of bone, older age, Caucasian race, female sex, lower body weight and AN INACTIVE LIFESTYLE.
What can you do?
- Exercise can decrease the risk of an osteoporosis related fracture by 50%
- One study found that weight bearing exercise for 20 minutes a day can positively affect risk factors associated with osteoporotic fractures among elderly women. The exercises for the intervention group included: jumping, dancing, walking, strengthening, and balance exercises. The exercise group had increased leg strength as well as improvement in walking speed and endurance, as compared to the control group. In a long-term follow-up study, the same authors found that the above intervention decreased mortality in women with osteopenia (a precursor to Osteoporosis).
- A bi-weekly exercise routine developed by your PT can increase your bone density.
- Muscle contraction and mechanical loading deform bone and stimulate activity of osteoblasts, the cells which build bone. It is, therefore, not surprising that these interventions improve bone mineral density.
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“Once again, Nick and his team (this time, excellent PT Katie) has got me moving again with very little pain.
Over the 10+ years I’ve seen them, I think they have treated every body part!
This time, it was the feet – a passion of Katie’s.
As is their style, she slowly led me through a progression of stretching, strength-building, and massaging exercises. The homework required just a few minutes a few times a day.
Huge change for the better in my feet! Far less pain, greater mobility, improved balance.”
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“I hurt my back lifting and twisting, something I’d done regularly with no issues.
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We looking forward to seeing all our patients back in the clinic on Tuesday.
First off….Is shopping for health insurance even a thing? Like you shop for car insurance or home owners insurance?
How much of a choice do you get when choosing an insurance company?
Do you get to choose them based on patient reviews of how they pay for patients visits?
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Do you know what benefits your plan provides yet find that the insurance company will end up denying them?
These are just a few questions patients rarely get answers to when purchasing health insurance… and can only find out after it is too late- that patients are just paying premiums for nothing!
Physical therapy providers are starting to identify some very good reasons why involving your insurance may NOT be in your best interest! Nick Rinard Physical Therapy wants to save you money. Our pay-at-time-of-service rate eliminates billing uncertainties from insurance companies. We are making visits more affordable and getting better health outcomes for patients.
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” I had a fantastic experience with my physical therapist, Katie. I came in on crutches with extreme lower back pain. With her help I have avoided possible surgery. Thank you!”
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