Osteoporosis is a condition that causes bones to become weak and brittle, making them more prone to fractures. A sedentary lifestyle, hormonal changes, malnutrition, and a family history of the condition are some of the main causes of osteoporosis. Due to the decreased estrogen production that takes place during menopause, women are particularly susceptible to developing osteoporosis.
Seeing a physiotherapist or chiropractor is important if you have osteoporosis because they can give you the care you need to manage your disease. To identify the best course of treatment for your particular needs, they will assess your posture, joint range of motion, muscle strength, and balance. A physiotherapist can help you to regain your strength and improve your overall function, allowing you to return to your normal activities.
A physiotherapist can also help you with exercises to increase your bone density and reduce your risk of fractures. This could involve exercises that involve lifting weights, resistance training, and balance drills. They can also educate you on good posture, diet, and lifestyle modifications that can help you live a healthier, more fulfilling life. They may also use manual therapy techniques, such as massage and joint mobilization, to relieve pain and improve joint function.
You can get the assistance and care you require from them to manage your illness, lower your risk of fractures, and enhance your general quality of life.
Treatment for Back Pain
If you are experiencing Back Pain, book an appointment with Apollo Physical Therapy. Our team of Ottawa physiotherapists, chiropractors, acupuncturists and registered massage therapists can help. We have a convenient central location to serve you with ample parking and wheelchair access.