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Good or best osteoporosis exercise book

Osteoporosis & Bone Health | Last Active: Nov 21, 2023 | Replies (19)

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Alexa- I am an OT and have worked with PT’s closely over years. While I love PT’s and use them a lot in my life. I will tell you that you SHOULD NOT ASSUME any and all are well versed in osteo treatment!! PT’s can provide a good overall strengthening , conditioning program , HOWEVER there certainly are specifics that should be taught, learned , and understood with osteoporosis specific treatment. I’m told you can find PT ‘s that have that understanding by going to your state PT Associations to inquire about that. All therapists are a generalist , but depending on interest and / or patient load gain specific skills to treat specific patients- ie Neurology , orthopedics, pediatrics, sports injuries, etc Good luck on your search!!

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I agree with @ans. PT's seem good at exercise to prevent osteoporosis but in my experience they are scared of those of us with severe osteoporosis and even more scared when we have fractures!! My PT only does massage for me. One PT didn't want to work with me. I forget if he said that explicitly of if his treatment was so minimal that I understood that. I know he kept mentioning "fragility." I do tai chi and walk instead. Hope you find a good one!