Osteoporosis (Low Bone Density)
Watch out for exercises that can harm your back.
If your current exercise program includes sit-ups, straight leg raises, toe touches, or knee to chest movements, you are at risk! Research has shown that forward bending (flexion) exercises can cause compression fractures of the spine. Oakhurst Physical Therapy’s program contains no dangerous flexion movements.
Oakhurst Physical Therapy will review your medical history and perform a comprehensive evaluation of your movement, posture, strength, and flexibility. Our Doctors of Physical Therapy will provide the best care and information needed to help with your exercise program which will aid in the prevention of the damaging effects of Osteoporosis. Depending on your needs, our Doctors of Physical Therapy may also work on your Balance and posture. Improved Balance will help you prevent falls. Posture is important throughout your life (as your mother told you), but it’s especially important if you have or could have Osteoporosis. Poor posture can mean that your upper back is more rounded than it should be. A rounded back puts more pressure on your spine, increasing your risk of spinal fractures.