Osteoporosis Programs

OSTEOPOROSIS PROGRAM

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.

  • $145 Initial Evaluation

  • $95 for 50 minute follow up visits

  • ​$60 for 30 minute follow up visits
  • Shorter session times may be prorated

 

 

 

 

We are a MEDICARE Provider.  You will have no out of pocket expense for our services.

 

VIRTUAL PILATES for Bone Building MAT CLASSES

Tuesdays & Thursdays at 12pm

Tuesdays at 6pm  . 

  • $15 Drop-In

  • $60 Pack of 5 Classes

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POSTPONED UNTIL THE QUARANTINE IS LIFTED:

PILATES FOR BONE BUILDING CLASS SCHEDULE:

  • Monday Morning 9:00am Beg/Intro and 10:00am Intermediate Pilates for Bone Building Mat Classes at Glenwood Medical Mall

Click Events and Classes and scroll down to "Pilates -Exercising for Bone Health"

  • Tuesday Evening 6:00pm Pilates for Bone Building Mat Class 

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 Densitomitry 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.
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