Osteoporosis is a condition characterised by a reduction in bone density, meaning bones are more brittle.
What this means?
Subsequently patients who have bones which are more brittle are at higher risk of fracturing or breaking bones.
Osteopathy and Osteoporosis: How we can help you along your journey.
Our Osteopaths have experience in assisting patients along their journey who have been diagnosed with Osteopenia or Osteoporosis.
During our consultations we will take the time to get to know you, look through your x-rays and DEXA scans to gauge the appearance of your spine and where your bone density is currently at, learn about your current symptoms, current abilities and limitations and establish an individualised management plan focused on identifying and working towards achieving your goals, discussing posture, providing useful information centred around preventing falls as well as assessing and focusing on balance, mobility and function.
>Spinal/Postural Examination and Information
A rounded/kyphotic postural appearance can be associated with osteoporosis.
>Outlining Information Surrounding Falls Prevention
By preventing falls, this reduces the risk of fracturing or breaking brittle bones. There are a number of ways in which a person can reduce the risk of falling. We take the time to empower our patients with education and knowledge surrounding their condition to assist them further along their journey.
>Outlining Information Surrounding Exercise, Nutrition and Health
Individualised information surrounding the right kind of exercise and nutrition.
If you have been diagnosed with Osteoporosis or Osteopenia and are seeking additional support, book an appointment today or phone us on (03) 9077 7630.
We provide Osteo care for patients with Osteoporosis or Osteopenia within Melbourne and our local Northern community of: Lalor (including Carlingford & Mosaic Estates), Thomastown, Epping (including Lyndarum & Aurora), Reservoir, Preston, Wollert, Wallan, Mernda, South Morang, Mill Park, Bundoora, Kingsbury, Doreen, Greensborough, Watsonia, Craigieburn, Roxburgh Park, Somerton, Coolaroo, Dalas and Campbellfield, Fawkner and Coburg.