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Osteoporosis is a metabolic bone disease in which there is an exaggerated loss of quantity and quality of bone, causing an increase in the risk of fractures. Studies have provided evidence for the value of weight bearing exercises and resistance training in increasing bone strength.
Once one has had on osteoporotic fracture, they are at significantly higher risk for subsequent fractures. Physical therapy early on in diagnosis can help prevent fractures and falls from occurring.
If you already have had a fracture, physical therapy can help minimize your risk for further fractures and increase your independence and confidence.
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