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Osteoporosis

OsteoporosisIf you have osteoporosis, you have an increased risk of having a fracture (break) in certain bones in the body.  At particular risk are the spine, hip and wrist.  The risk can be decreased with exercise, posture changes and modifying your lifestyle. Céline Razeau, Physiotherapist at Back in Motion Physiotherapy has completed training through Melioguide and can help you learn what your next step is to reduce your risk.

Please refer to Melioguide’s excellent website for further information regarding osteoporosis, its prevention and treatment. http://www.melioguide.com

What is osteoporosis?

Osteoporosis is a condition where the bone loses its strength.  It is the result of a loss of calcium in the core of the bones.  It tends to strike women in the post-menopause years because of hormonal changes that affect the bones.  However, it can strike men as well and even younger adults who have other health conditions or risk factors.   Check out melioguide.com to find out about risk factors.