Osteoporosis Program in Miami, FL
Osteoporosis is a loss of bone that increases your risk of fractures. Injuries that may not have broken your bones earlier in life now become significantly greater risks when you have osteoporosis. Advanced Sport and Spine Therapy offers an osteoporosis program to help residents of Aventura, Kendall, Miami, Miami Lakes, Fort Lauderdale and the surrounding areas reduce their risk of fractures associated with osteoporosis.
Approximately 10,000,000 people in the United States live with osteoporosis. Women are four times more likely to develop osteoporosis than men, but men are still at risk. Working with a physical therapist in a program that is specifically designed for osteoporosis will reduce your risk of fractures and help you feel more confident about undertaking your favorite activities.
What is the Osteoporosis Program?
Working with a physical therapist to manage your risk for fractures and other injuries resulting from osteoporosis will help you delineate between safe and high-risk activities. By going through our program, you will learn how to remain active in a safe manner, thereby increasing your quality of life and reducing the anxiety and fear that often comes along with a diagnosis of osteoporosis.
Benefits of an Osteoporosis Program
The osteoporosis program at Advanced Sport and Spine Therapy is an excellent option both before and after you experience a bone fracture. If you were recently diagnosed with osteoporosis and have avoided a fracture, our program will teach you how to:
- Remain aware of your body movements.
- Assess an activity for risk.
- Decide how to safely engage in an activity or modify the activity.
If you are recovering from a fracture related to osteoporosis, our program will help you:
- Manage discomfort and pain.
- Rehabilitate muscles and other anatomical structure to better support the injured bone.
- Restore range of motion.
How will the Osteoporosis Program Help Me?
Participating in our osteoporosis program helps you physically and emotionally. Your muscles, tendons, and ligaments are better able to support your skeletal structure and reduce the likelihood of a fracture. Our osteoporosis patients feel more confident about their activities and more in control of their osteoporosis.
Elements of Our Osteoporosis Program
The most important element of our osteoporosis program is empowering our patients to enjoy life while preventing injury. We assess your body movements and routine tasks to identify areas where we can help you make small adjustments that prevent injury. You may learn to:
- Lift items properly.
- Ask for assistance with tasks that are higher risk.
- Prevent falls by moving properly and being aware of your surroundings.
- Fall in a way that reduces the risk of fractures.
- Use strengthening and conditioning to reduce injury risk and participate in activities.
Is the Osteoporosis Program Covered by My Insurance?
Most insurance providers cover physical therapy with a maximum number of sessions. You may have some cost-sharing or be required to pay out-of-pocket. After your consultation, our patient coordinator will explain your insurance benefits and work with your physical therapist to minimize your out-of-pocket costs whenever possible.
Many men and women in Aventura, Kendall, Miami, Miami Lakes, Fort Lauderdale and the surrounding areas see an osteoporosis diagnosis as an end to their quality of life. The osteoporosis program at Advanced Sport and Spine Therapy shows you how to enjoy life by safely and effectively managing your risk of fractures resulting from osteoporosis. Contact us today to schedule a consultation to learn more about our osteoporosis program.