What is osteoporosis?
Osteoporosis is a bone disease that occurs when the body loses too much bone, makes too little bone or both. As a result, bones become weak and might break from a fall or, in serious cases, from sneezing or minor bumps.
About 54 million Americans have osteoporosis and low bone mass, placing them at increased risk for osteoporosis. Studies suggest that approximately 1 in 2 women and up to 1 in 4 men age 50 and older will break a bone because of osteoporosis. (Source: National Osteoporosis Foundation)
Osteoporosis is often called a silent disease because one cannot feel bones weakening. Breaking a bone is often the first sign of osteoporosis or patients might notice that they are getting shorter or their upper back is curving forward. If you are experiencing height loss or your spine is curving, be sure to consult your doctor immediately.
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Am I at risk for osteoporosis?
The Meeks Method™
Centegra physical and occupational therapists are trained in the Meeks Method to provide the most current, evidence-based management of osteoporosis.
The Meeks Method is a comprehensive program designed to prevent, halt or reverse the conditions of osteoporosis that commonly occur with bone fragility. Created by Sara Meeks, a physical therapist with more than 50 years of experience, the Meeks Method is a 12-point program for comprehensive management of low bone mass, back pain and postural dysfunction.
Benefits of the Meeks Method