As we age the mesh-like structure in our bones becomes thin, causing our bones to become fragile and to break easily, this is known as osteoporosis.
Over 55% of people aged over 50 have some degree of osteoporosis. 1 in 2 women and 1 in 5 men will suffer a fracture from osteoporosis after the age of 50.
Exercise plays an important role in building and maintaining bone strength, reducing your risk of falling and minimising damage should you take a tumble.
We will carry out an extensive initial assessment and provide you with a personalised exercise programme based on your personal preference, as you are more likely to do exercise if it is based on things that you enjoy and incorporated into normal activities of life.
If you fall into the at-risk category and would like us to do so, we will contact your GP for an osteoporosis medication review (medication to reduce the effects of osteoporosis and increase bone growth) and request a referral for a dexa bone scan to assess your bone density.