Osteoporosisw St. Louis, Creve Coeur, Ellisville, Saint Peters, Saint Charles & O’Fallon, MO


Osteoporosis is a condition that leads to weakened bones, making them more prone to fractures. Despite being common, many myths and misunderstandings surround its causes, impact, and treatment options. Here we aim to provide clear, empathetic guidance to those navigating this condition.

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What Causes Osteoporosis?

Osteoporosis results from decreased bone density and strength, significantly affecting the structure of the bones. While it can affect individuals of any age, it’s predominantly seen in those older than 50 and is more common in women.

Key Risk Factors

  • Age and Gender: Women over 50 are at the highest risk.
  • Lifestyle Choices: Smoking, excessive alcohol intake, and an inactive lifestyle can all contribute.
  • Dietary Factors: A diet poor in calcium and low vitamin D levels are significant contributors.
  • Exercise: Lack of weight-bearing exercises can increase risk.

How Can Physical Therapy Help?

Physical therapy plays a crucial role in managing osteoporosis effectively. Tailored programs focused on increasing bone formation and strength can offer significant benefits:

  • Improving Posture: To protect the spine and reduce fracture risk.
  • Enhancing Balance: To decrease fall risks at home.
  • Strengthening Exercises: Targeted at increasing bone density and supporting muscular health.

The Power of Prevention

For at-risk youth, including those with conditions like spina bifida or diabetes, early intervention through physical conditioning can be key in preventing osteoporosis later in life.

Are You a Candidate for Physical Therapy?

If osteoporosis affects your quality of life, consulting with a healthcare provider about physical therapy might be your next step towards improved health.

Request an appointment or call us today at AfftonNorth O’Fallon,  St. LouisCreve CoeurEllisvilleSaint PetersO’FallonSaint CharlesWarrenton & Wentzville, MO for a consultation and take the first step towards stronger bones and a healthier future.

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