Osteoporosis is a condition that affects bone density and strength, causing bones to become weak and break or fracture easily.
What can cause osteoporosis? Some common risk factors include genetics/family history, thyroid problems or other hormone abnormalities and poor diet and lifestyle choices. Aging can also contribute to bone density loss, pushing the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle and diet to help lower the risk of osteoporosis.
How can osteopathy help? While there is no cure for osteoporosis, an Osteopath can play a vital role in managing and treating the condition by helping strengthen the muscles needed to improve movement. Our Osteopath can use soft tissue massage and gentle joint mobilisation while teaching you effective postural techniques and stretches/exercises focused on gaining strength for balance and weight bearing.
If you are at risk or you have been diagnosed with osteoporosis, contact us to organise an appointment with our Osteopath.
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