Osteoporosis - Niagara North Family Health Team

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Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis Program

THIS PROGRAM IS FOR YOU IF:

  • You are interested in making lifestyle changes to maintain your bone health and to reduce your risk of fractures (broken bones)
  • You have been told that you have low bone mass, osteoporosis or risk factors for osteoporosis
  • You have fallen more than once in the last year

WHAT THE OSTEOPOROSIS PROGRAM HAS TO OFFER:

The goal of the osteoporosis program is to help you take care of your bones.

Education sessions led by a Registered Nurse focus on:

  • Bone basics and an evaluation of your fracture risk
  • Healthy nutrition, including calcium and vitamin D
  • Exercise and falls prevention
  • Role of medication in treating osteoporosis, if you are a candidate for such treatment
  • Community resources available to those with low bone mass, osteoporosis and/or high falls risk

LOCATION:

1882 Niagara Stone Road, Virgil

HOW TO GET INVOLVED:

You can self-refer by calling 905.468.2177 x1 to make an appointment. You can also be referred by any staff at the Family Health Team.