Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Osteoporosis: An Informative Seminar presented by Elena Dwyer, PT

If you live in northern Virginia and feel you or someone you know may benefit from physical therapy for Osteoporosis, please give us a call at 540-316-2680.  If you prefer to submit an inquiry or question via email, please click on the button below.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Elena Dwyer, PT to present an Osteoporosis Seminar at Fauquier Health

Osteoporosis is characterized by weakened bones and increased risk of unexpected fracture. It is the most common bone disease. An estimated 10 million Americans over the age of 50 have osteoporosis. Another 34 million have low bone mass. Osteoporosis is often present without any noticeable symptoms. Many people are not aware that they have it until a fracture has already occurred. Therefore, it is known as a silent disease. The most common areas of osteoporotic fracture are the spine, hip, and the wrist. Osteoporosis does not discriminate between men and women. Physical therapists are the ideal professionals to provide preventive care for osteoporosis or treatment if a fracture has already occurred.

Who should be referred to a Women’s Health physical therapist?

Those with:

• Pain related to osteoporosis

• Poor posture

• Balance concerns of falls

• Decreased ability to participate in normal daily activities

• Decreased strength, flexibility and/or endurance

• Those wanting to prevent or slow further bone loss

• Those interested in starting or resuming an exercise program

If you are interested in learning more about osteoporosis and how physical therapy can help you, Elena Dwyer, PT will be presenting an Osteoporosis Seminar to the community in the Sycamore Room at Fauquier Hospital.

Fauquier Health
500 Hospital Drive
Warrenton, VA  20186

7:00 pm
Wednesday, April 17, 2013.

***To register for the spring seminar on osteoporosis, visit www.fauquierhealth.org or call 540-316-3588

If you feel you may benefit from physical therapy for osteoporosis, please call us at 540-316-2680. Or click on the button below to ask a question of one of our women’s health physical therapists.