Osteoporosis

The World Health Organization has rated osteoporosis (loss of bone mass) as the #2 health problem in the world (after heart disease).  If you have osteoporosis or think you might be at risk, consider our Bone Health program.

Extensive medical research has proven that resistance or weight-bearing exercise clearly increases bone mass, and thus slows or prevents osteoporosis.  New Heights has an array of exercises and movement therapies that can help keep your bones strong and healthy.

Physical Evaluation

Your first step is to get a comprehensive musculoskeletal and biomechanical structural evaluation.  Emphasis will be on identification of any of the following:

  • Spinal Restrictions
  • Soft Tissue and Myofascial Restrictions
  • Muscular Imbalances
  • Proprioceptive/Balance Issues

The information gathered at your evaluation will help us design a program that will:

  • Increase Bone Strength
  • Release Myofascial Constrictions
  • Improve Soft Tissue Flexibility
  • Reduce Pain
  • Increase Range of Motion
  • Improve Body Awareness

Physician Consultation

Osteoporosis is a disease caused by many factors, some of which are under your control.  There are number of dietary, lifestyle, metabolic, and hormonal factors that you can change to reduce your risk of bone loss.

We may recommend that you consult with a physician who is experienced in dealing with these important health factors.  Exercise alone may not be sufficient to prevent osteoporosis.

 

Osteoporosis in Portland OR and Vancouver WA

Seeing Patients on the East Side of Portland:
SE Portland | NE Portland | Gresham | Happy Valley | Clackamas | Milwaukie | Mt Tabor | Belmont | Lloyd Center | Laurelhurst | Hollywood District

On Portland's West Side:
Downtown Portland | Beaverton | Tigard | Hillsboro | Cedar Mill | Cornell | Sylvan | Cedar Hills

And in the Vancouver WA Area:
Downtown Vancouver | Fruit Valley | Hazel Dell | Felida | Cascade Park | Camas Washington