A Program Designed to Keep Your Bones Healthy
Bone health is important at every stage of life. As the human body ages, our bones can grow weak if we do not take proactive steps to keep them healthy. Our certified therapists provide a proactive approach to prevention earlier in life.
Call 913-791-4395 to schedule an appointment.
Our Bone Health Rehabilitation Services
Olathe Medical Center’s Rehabilitation Services department has a physical therapist certified in the Meeks Method, a program designed to prevent, slow down or reverse the change in posture that can occur as people age due to poor bone health. The program is designed for people with osteopenia, osteoporosis or individuals who recognize their risk factors early and are interested in taking a proactive approach to prevention earlier in life.
Risk Factors for Decreased Bone Strength
- Family history of fracture
- Advanced age
- Caucasian or Asian
- Height greater than 5’8″ at peak height
- Chronic steroid use
- Low birth weight
- Previous fracture
- Alcohol – 3 or more servings per day
- Low body weight – less than 127 pounds
- Eating disorder
- Low calcium diet
- Caffeine intake greater than 2 servings per day
How can Physical Therapy Help?
Our Bone Health program through the Rehabilitation Services department provides training in posture, body mechanics, balance, weight bearing exercise, bracing techniques and breathing techniques to help improved bone health and lower the risk of fracture. In this program, you will receive a skilled assessment to find out what areas need improvement. Then our physical therapist will create an individual treatment plan and safe progression of exercise and posture training to achieve improved bone health.
How to Get Started
For more information about our Bone Health program, call Olathe Health Rehabilitation Services – Southpark Medical Plaza at 913-324-8638. To schedule an appointment, please call 913-791-4395.
Additional Ways to Improve Your Bone Health
- Maintain a healthy body weight
- Eat a healthy, balanced, calcium-rich diet
- Limit alcohol and caffeine intake
- Discontinue smoking
- Regularly engage in SAFE weight-bearing exercise
- Maintain good posture
- Use safe body mechanics
About Olathe Health Rehabilitation Services
Olathe Health offers a wide range of Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech-Language Pathology and specialty therapies for children and adults. Our licensed therapists work with inpatients at Olathe Medial Center and Miami County Medical Center and outpatients at 11 convenient locations in Johnson and Miami counties.
Certified Therapists provide specialty rehabilitation services like Hand
Therapy, Pediatric Therapy, LSVT for patients with Parkinson’s and
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