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Osteoporosis Programs

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Osteoporosis Initial E-Consultation

  • 60-90 minute consultation about past medical history, previous fractures and risk factors, nutrition, medications, previous exercise history, current exercise program, pain barriers to exercise and goals.  Recording included, illustrated manual and handouts provided.

  • $225 Initial Evaluation

  • $175 for 50 minute follow up visits

  • ​$125 for 30 minute follow up visits
  • Shorter session times may be prorated




Mon-Thu & Sat at 12pm, Fri at 10:30am CENTRAL

  • $15 Drop-In

  • $60 Pack of 5 Classes


Osteoporosis has become a national epidemic. Osteoporosis is the gradual and silent loss of bone, which is primarily affecting post-menopausal Caucasian women. In my practice as a physical therapist I have found that the patients I work with are younger and younger. I used to only treat patients with osteoporosis in nursing homes and now I see osteoporosis more frequently in outpatient facilities. It has been reported that 20 million Americans are affected by osteoporosis and this number is expected to rise to 53 million by the year 2030. What are we doing wrong? In my opinion, the American lifestyle is the culprit. We base our habits of daily living on convenience and time management. We have computers for shopping, TV to entertain us, washing machines, elevators, escalators, cars and high tech devices to save time and to make our lives more efficient. These high tech efficiencies are killing us!


What can we do to help ourselves? Nutrition, Environment, Healthy Relationships and Exercise are all part of a balanced lifestyle in which all of the components must be included to stay well, build bone and prevent as well as reverse osteoporosis. It has been shown that exercise alone can halt the progression of osteoporosis in most cases. Bone can be rebuilt through modifications in nutrition and bone building exercises such as spinal stabilization and Pilates-Based Exercise (yes, Pilates is a form of bone building exercise).

Osteoporosis most commonly affects the spinal vertebrae, hips and wrists. Post-menopausal women have a greater susceptibility to bone loss due to the decrease of estrogen and progesterone. Estrogen stimulates bone growth while progesterone inhibits bone loss. This is the reason many women are placed on HRT-hormone replacement therapy (combination of estrogen and progesterone) after menopause. The risks of hormone replacement therapy are well known and many women are opting to go the natural route through lifestyle modification, nutritional changes and exercise. My goal as a physical therapist is to dispel the myth that aging means decline and that arthritis and osteoporosis are not a natural part of aging.

Bone Densitometry is recommended (by us, not everyone) at age 40 for a baseline bone density. DEXA (Dual Photon Xray Absorptiometry) is the method usually used to determine bone density. If you have results that are positive for low bone density (Osteopenia) or full Osteoporosis it is recommended that you make the necessary changes suggested by your health care professional. Have a Bone Density Study repeated every 2 years to see if you are on the right track with your treatment or prevention program.

If you have any questions regarding Osteoporosis, please:

call 318-450-1747 or email Sherri Betz, PT at TheraPilates® for an in-person or a phone consultation.


For lots more information about Osteoporosis, visit Sherri's website


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Tel: 318-450-1747

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