Physical Therapy News Letter April 16, 2012
|Keep Your Bones Strong|
A healthy skeletal system is important for several reasons. Bones have several functions in the body. These include the protection of organs, structural integrity and calcium storage. Bones also serve as anchors for muscles.
As one grows older, the ability to build bone is decreased. Staying healthy and starting early are ways to keep your bones in good shape. Bone health is affected by the following factors:
|The Healthy Bone Formula|
To keep your bones healthy, start as soon as possible. Here are some guidelines to help keep your bones healthy.
|Physical Therapy and Bone Health|
Orthopedics is a branch of medicine that mainly focuses on the muscular and skeletal systems. Physical therapy in this field deals with diagnosing, managing and treating injuries in the muscular and skeletal system and the associated rehabilitation.
A physical therapist specializes in the treatment of bone-related conditions (fractures) and joint injuries, among other conditions.
Strength training, joint mobilizations, hot or cold packs, and electrical stimulation are some techniques used by physical therapists. Other methods include:
With a unique training background and the right set of skills to help you strengthen your bones and joints, a physical therapist is best suited to help you recover from injuries and strengthen your bones at the same time.
Call us today – taking the time to strengthen your bones is one of the best decisions you’ll ever make to improve your health, and we’ll help you every step of the way.