Osteopenia & Osteoporosis | Dunn Physical Therapy

Do you suffer from low bone mass?

Let our physical therapists help you prevent further bone loss and strengthen already-weakened bones.

Here's how to reduce your risk of fracture

Our team will guide you through exercises to build and maintain healthy bones and lower your risk of falling and suffering a fracture.

Osteopenia: Considered the precursor to osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a condition where bone mineral density decreases to the point that you have an increased likelihood of fractures. It is diagnosed by a DEXA scan, with a T score of less than -2.5.

Osteoporosis occurs when the creation of new bone doesn't keep up with the removal of old bone. Half of women and a quarter of men over the age of 50 will suffer an osteoporosis-related fracture. Osteoporosis-related fractures most commonly occur in the hip, wrist, or spine.

Medications, healthy diet, and weight-bearing exercise can help prevent bone loss or strengthen already-weak bones.

Physical signs of osteoporosis can include:

  • Back pain, caused by a fractured or collapsed vertebra
  • Loss of height over time
  • A stooped posture
  • A bone fracture that occurs much more easily than expected

Risk factors for osteoporosis can include:

  • Age
  • Asian or Caucasian race
  • Sedentary lifestyle
  • Family history
  • Postmenopausal
  • Smaller body frame
  • History of gastrointestinal disorder
  • Eating disorder

Because of your condition…

You're more likely to experience a bone fracture than someone with normal bone mass

Learn the best exercises for building strong bones and avoiding a fall.

Most major insurances accepted including Medicare and Passport!

You'll get a customized program to ensure the best possible results.