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Strong Bones for Life

Keeping bones healthy is our mission.

We all hope to avoid falling and breaking a bone when we get older. That’s why The Center for Orthopedics has developed Strong Bones for Life, a two-part comprehensive prevention and treatment initiative. It’s the first and only program of its kind in the area focused both on fall prevention and early prevention of osteoporosis, to reduce your chance for a fracture and help you create strong bones for life.

Keeping bones healthy is our mission.

If you’ve been diagnosed with or are at risk for osteoporosis or even if you’ve already had an osteoporosis-related broken bone, we can get you back to living better. Strong Bones for Life will help you manage your condition, and protect against future broken bones.

Our Strong Bones for Life program is an important step in prevention

You can take the first step in protecting your bones and decreasing your risk for fractures today by participating in our osteoporotic prevention and treatment program, Strong Bones for Life. Call us directly to enroll or ask your primary care physician for more details.

Led by medical orthopedist Dr. Harkeet Sandhu, Strong Bones for Life will provide you with a unique bone health assessment, including comprehensive medical and physical therapy evaluations to measure your risk factors. Then we’ll develop a customized plan of care that includes balance testing and a personalized exercise program, to help you prevent bone loss. Although our physicians are experts at healing broken bones, our number one goal is to prevent them.

Own the Bone™ provides post-fracture education and treatment

We also participate in the American Orthopaedic Association’s national bone health program – Own the Bone™. Participating facilities are recognized in publications like the U.S. News and World Report “Best Hospitals” guide. This program is designed to evaluate, educate and treat patients with poor bone health after they’ve had a fracture. It helps improve awareness and reduce the risk of secondary fragility fractures.

Fragility fractures can happen with minimal impact, such as a fall from standing height. And once you’ve had a fragility fracture, you are two to four times more likely to have another fracture than those who have never had a broken bone.

Own the Bone™ offers you a seven-step program, including nutrition and physical activity counseling, for better bone health after a fragility fracture. These steps are consistent with recommendations from other national organizations including the National Osteoporosis Foundation, the American Medical Association and others.

For more information and to make an appointment call  440.329.2800.

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