It is important that osteoporosis is diagnosed and treated as early as possible to prevent further fracture. This is because 50% of people with one fracture due to osteoporosis will have another. This risk rapidly increases with each new fracture, and is known as the ‘cascade effect.’ Fractures can lead to pain, a loss of independence, disability and even premature death.
Treatment options typically involve medications and ensuring adequate levels of calcium, vitamin D and exercise.
Unfortunately the role of exercise is often misunderstood and the wrong type of exercise is prescribed. This means that the effects of exercise in improving and maintaining bone density are not achieved. If you can make it to our information night we will be demonstrating the correct types of exercises in our gym (as this is the best way to teach).
Since, most Australians do not receive the necessary investigations and treatment, we want to help by holding an education event where you can learn more about osteoporosis and how to keep your bones healthy. Registration is essential as there are only limited spaces available.
WE HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!
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