Exercising with Osteoporosis

If you've been diagnosed with Osteoporosis you already know the challenges exercising can present, and how necessary it is for your future health and wellness. Once you've been diagnosed with osteoporosis it's time to turn to medical experts for help in creating the perfect plan to continue exercising and building your muscle and bone strength. 

Osteoporosis affects more than 200 million people worldwide and treatment plans for this ailment will likely differ depending on who you're working with. Be sure to always work with qualified medical professionals, even if a personal trainer at your gym seems qualified to design a routine for you it's important to choose a physical therapist instead. 

Osteoporosis is a condition causing weakening of the bones which can result in fractures to the hip and spine and can severely impair your mobility and independence. Being proactive in your health plan can help you avoid this downfall. You'll want to work with someone who varies your routine to include balance work and strength training. Balance exercises are an important factor in avoiding falls and strength training will help prevent dreaded factors. 

It's important to exercise under the guidance of a physical therapist who stays up to date on current research and understands the intricacies of preparing an osteoporosis patient for their future well being. Research is showing that high-impact activities, such as running, might have a greater positive effect on bone mineral density than resistance training. Working with a physical therapist on your wellness routine helps guarantee access to current research being implemented in your workout routine.

If you're living with osteoporosis then you want to be working with a physical therapist to build strength, improve balance, and ultimately avoid painful aches and breaks. The diagnosis makes exercise challenging, but not impossible, and even more necessary than ever and our team of qualified physical therapists can help.