To address the serious issues surrounding osteoporosis (a disease primarily affecting older women in which bones become fragile and more likely to break), SAMC has developed an Osteoporosis care program located at Rehab Services.
Guided by research from the National Osteoporosis Foundation, the Osteoporosis Care Program assists individuals in coping with and preventing progression of osteoporosis.
The Care Program has education and exercise classes specifically designed for the four different stages of the disease:
Evaluation of posture, strength, flexibility
Proper exercise instruction
Balance training (including how to prevent falls)
Nutrition education with a registered dietitian
Prevention of other skeletal problems
Admission to the Osteoporosis Care Program is by physician referral. For more information on the program, contact your physician or the SAMC Osteoporosis Care Program at 334-712-3726