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Osteoporosis Intervention

Purpose:

To provide a comprehensive approach to patients with osteoporosis.

 

After being diagnosed with osteoporosis, it is important to educate oneself regarding:

  • Proper and safe exercise
  • Decreasing your risk of broken bones
  • Making your home a safe environment, including fall prevention

At North Mississippi Medical Center's Outpatient Rehabilitation Center, we can assist persons with osteoporosis.

Goal

Instruction on proper exercise is given by a licensed physical or occupational therapist, who is trained in managing patients with osteoporosis. This is important because certain exercises can put you at greater risk for broken bones. Education concerning home safety as well as how to perform daily activities safely is of major importance. Adaptive equipment is recommended, when needed.

Who Can Benefit?

Physician referral is indicated for patients who have been diagnosed with osteoporosis, the most common disease affecting bones. A decrease in normal bone density makes a person more susceptible to fractures or broken bones. It affects more than 25 million people annually, most of them women. Those who have noticed a significant change in posture or decreased function or are interested in safe exercises would benefit from this comprehensive program.

Referral

Physician or nurse practitioner's referral is required.

For More Information

For additional information about this program or related rehabilitation services, call (662) 377-7215 or 1-800-THE-DESK (1-800-843-3375).