Osteoporosis is a prevalent health issue in Ireland.
It affects 1 in 3 women (1 in 2 over 65) and 1 in 5 men. It is preventable and treatable in the majority of people and the earlier the intervention the better. Some of the risk factors for developing osteoporosis are a history of fracture, low body mass index, long-term use of steroid medicines, current smoking, alcohol intake of 2 or more drinks per day and a parental history of fracture.
We run a complete physiotherapy service for osteoporosis at Sutton Cross Physiotherapy. We treat people who may be concerned about their bone health with no diagnosis, those who have a diagnosis of osteopaenia or osteoporosis and those who just want to improve bone density.
We have three very experienced physiotherapists who deal with osteoporosis on a daily basis and can give you all the advice, education and tools you need to improve and maintain your bone density.
We recommend you attend for an appointment to discuss your individual case and to help us decide what is the best programme for you. We can give you advice on exercises that you can do at home or in your gym or we may refer you to our specialist Healthy Bones or Stronger for Longer exercise classes at the clinic.
Lesley, Germaine and Mariola are our osteoporosis specialist physiotherapists and you can book an appointment online or by calling 018063030.
www.irishosteoporosis.ie – there is a really good risk assessment link on this site.