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Osteoporosis management

What causes Osteoporosis?

  • Bone loss slowly increases as a normal part of ageing. It is more rapid in women for several years after menopause. Bone loss can lead to osteoporosis and an increased risk of fractures.
  • The three main reasons why people develop osteoporosis are genes, age and gender.
  • Other risk factors include smoking, drinking more than three units of alcohol a day and not being active.


How can we help?

  • At Back in Strength Canberra, we can help you strengthen your bones, as well as your muscles.
  • Specific exercises can prevent bone thinning, reduce falls and help you manage any pain.
  • It is reassuring to realise that bone is a living tissue and it can be improved through some types of exercise. We can work with you to find activities that suit your needs and that will strengthen your bones.
  • Sometimes a compression fracture, when bones in the spine collapse, can produce pain. Physiotherapy can help to manage this pain.
  • Osteoporosis is more common in older people and often the reason why they fall. If you are at risk of falling, we can help you improve your balance.



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