Osteoporosis Exercise

Osteoporosis, the thinning of bone tissue or decrease in bone density over time, affects both men and women and can cause back pain, a loss of height, hunched or stooped posture, and bone fractures. Patients with osteoporosis can benefit from exercise programs that encourage increased strength and flexibility and improved balance and posture, making falls less likely. Fall prevention is a key component to this program, as patients with osteoporosis are particularly susceptible to fractures.