Osteoporosis - Niagara North Family Health Team
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Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis Program

This program is run by a Registered Nurse.

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 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

HOW TO GET INVOLVED:

Virgil – You can self-refer by calling 905.468.2177 x130 to make an appointment or fill out our online program registration form.

✓ This group is open to all patients of the Niagara North Family Health Team

COVID-19 UPDATE:

The risks that COVID-19 present means that the majority of of visits have and will continue to be done virtually either over the phone or using a video visit, whenever possible.

During the COVID-19 pandemic our Osteoporosis visits will be offered over the phone (or in-person, upon request).