There is a lot of confusing information about what to do if you've been diagnosed with osteopenia or osteoporosis. For example, you've probably heard that exercising is important, but what are the best exercises to do? Medical evidence shows that some common exercises, such as sit-ups and toe touches, can actually put you at risk for spinal fracture!
Doing the right exercises, improving your body awareness, and making some lifestyle changes (such as proper diet and not smoking), can significantly help build bone and prevent injury. Participants will also gain a clear understanding of how DXA scans are used to diagnose osteoporosis.
Come to this important workshop taught by Joanne Fagerstrom, PT and see how you can take charge of your bone health. The information presented will be based on the latest, evidence-based guidelines from the medical community.
Joanne Fagerstrom is a bone health specialist and has been a licensed physical therapist for over 45 years. She is the owner of Mindful Physical Therapy, LLC in Lafayette Hill, PA. Ms. Fagerstrom has also practiced in various Philadelphia-area teaching hospitals including Temple University Hospital, Pennsylvania Hospital, and Chestnut Hill Rehabilitation Hospital.
This will be an online event hosted via Zoom Conferencing. You do not need a Zoom account but you will need to download and install the Zoom app on your computer or mobile device to join the event. Please email us at email@example.com in advance if you need assistance installing the Zoom app. If you cannot join the event using your computer or mobile device and the Zoom app, you can join the event via teleconference and hear the audio portion. You will receive an email a day or so before the event with a link to the meeting, the Meeting ID, call-in telephone numbers and instructions for joining the meeting.