Physiotherapy for Osteoporosis

Physiotherapy for Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a common condition in which bones become weak and
brittle and physiotherapy is one of the key for patients with
osteoporosis as an underlying condition. Physiotherapist at Curezone
Physiotherapy are skilled in terms of finding the underlying problem
adequately and treat the causes includes muscle imbalances.

Osteoporosis is rightly called the “silent disease” because it slowly
progresses in a body without any symptom until a fracture is detected.
It can generally affect both men and women but is more common in women
that have reached menopause.
Common sites for fractures like the hip, spine, and wrist are prone to
easier cracks when one is suffering from osteoporosis. Due to fall
Fractures can easily occur if there is underlying diagnosed
osteoporosis. Osteoporosis can be painful, disabling, and sometimes
life-threatening, especially in older adults.

Some of the commonly identified risk factors for osteoporosis include
the following:
Age: The risk of osteoporosis increases as you age.
Gender: Women are more likely to develop osteoporosis than men.
Family History: If you have a family history of osteoporosis, you are
at a higher risk of developing the condition.
Menopause: The decline in estrogen levels after menopause can lead to bone loss.
Low Body Weight: Having a low body weight or being underweight can
increase the risk of osteoporosis.
Sedentary Lifestyle: Lack of exercise or physical activity can
contribute to bone loss.
Smoking and Alcohol Use: These habits can contribute to bone loss and
increase the risk of fractures

How Can Physiotherapy Help Someone With Osteoporosis?

Physiotherapists  can be very beneficial for clients with
osteoporosis. Apart from preventing bone loss, reducing pain,
improving posture, and enhancing overall physical function, there are
many specific benefits of physiotherapy:

1. Posture Improvement:

Osteoporosis causes a loss of height and
a forward head posture and hunched thoracic spine, known as kyphosis.
Physiotherapists  at curezone physiotherapy work with patients to
improve their posture and alignment, by maintaining balance between
tightness and weakness of  muscles which lead to reduced pain and
prevent further bone loss. With personalized exercises programs
Physiotherapists can also improve patientès breathing capacity which
can be a major problem in osteoporosis.

2. Exercise Prescription:

Our Physiotherapist who are an expert
in designing exercise programs tailored to an individual’s needs,
considering your physical condition and any limitations you may have.
Exercise is an essential part of osteoporosis management, as it can
help to build bone density, improve balance, and reduce the risk of
falls and fractures.

3. Pain Management:

Osteoporosis usually leads to chronic pain,
particularly in the spine. Physiotherapists will use manual therapy,
such as Soft tissue and myofascial release and joint mobilization, to
help relieve pain and improve flexibility.

4. Fall Prevention:

Falls are a major concern for osteoporosis
patients, as even a minor fall can result in a fracture.
Physiotherapists help to prevent this by providing balance and
coordination exercises, teach safe movement techniques, and recommend
assistive devices to help prevent falls.

Physiotherapy is one of the most valuable tools in managing
osteoporosis. Clients diagnosed with osteoporosis or at a risk for the
condition should speak with a physiotherapist at curezone nearby to
learn more about how they can help in managing their condition and
improve their quality of life.

Immediate Help through Physiotherapy for Osteoporosis:

Curezone Physiotherapy has specially trained Registered Physiotherapists that serve to provide rehabilitation therapy at any of our 3 locations. If you are looking for therapy for osteoporosis-related symptoms, click below to book an appointment with one of our expert physiotherapists to let us immediately start assisting you in getting you back and better.


Physiotherapy Clinic Mississauga – Curezone Physiotherapy, Heartland Mississauga.

Physiotherapy Clinic Erin Mills – Curezone Physiotherapy, Erin Mills Mississauga.


Physiotherapy Clinic Oakville – Curezone Physiotherapy, Burloak Oakville.