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Osteoporosis Intervention

Purpose

After being diagnosed with osteoporosis, it is important to educate oneself regarding:

  • Proper exercise
  • Decreasing your risk of broken bones
  • Making your home a safe environment

At North Mississippi Medical Center's Outpatient Rehabilitation Center, we can assist persons with osteoporosis.

Goal

Instruction on proper exercise is given by a licensed therapist, who is trained in managing patients with osteoporosis. This is important because certain exercises can put you at greater risk for broken bones. Education concerning home safety as well as how to perform daily activities safely is of major importance.

Who Can Benefit?

Physician referral is indicated for patients who have been diagnosed with osteoporosis. Osteoporosis, the most common disease affecting bones, is a decrease in normal bone density which makes a person more susceptible to fractures or broken bones. It affects more than 25 million people annually, most of them women.

A video for at-home use has also been created to assist patients after discharge from the program.

Referral

Physician or nurse practitioner's referral is required.

For More Information

For additional information about this program or related rehabilitation services, call (662) 377-7215 or 1-800-THE-DESK (1-800-843-3375).