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Category: Osteoporosis

Mar 19, 2018

10 best exercises to prevent Osteoporosis. Part 3 on osteoporosis and preventing the pain of aging

While there is no cure for osteoporosis, being proactive can prevent, slow or stop the progression of this disease. As discussed in last week’s column, a healthy lifestyle, avoiding smoking and excessive alcohol use, a well - balanced diet – rich in calcium and vitamin D, and weight –bearing exercises – such as walking and […]

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Mar 12, 2018

Osteoporosis: A Strategy to Preventing the Pains of Aging. Part 2

Special Feature “ Health & Exercise Forum” with Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine the 3rd Monday of every month! Guest Columnist: Ian Coote  Ian Coote, MD3 originally from Rogersville, PA is a third-year medical student at Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine. Ian majored in Biological Sciences at Ohio Northern University before graduating in 2015. He […]

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Mar 5, 2018

Osteoporosis: A Strategy to Preventing the Pains of Aging. Part 1 of 2

Special Feature “ Health & Exercise Forum” with Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine the 3rd Monday of every month!   Guest Columnist: Ian Coote Ian Coote, MD3 originally from Rogersville, PA is a third-year medical student at Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine. Ian majored in Biological Sciences at Ohio Northern University before graduating in 2015. […]

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Jan 30, 2012

Osteoporosis is a Disease of the Young

Does anyone in your immediate family resemble the the hunchback of Notre Dame? If so, you too, could be in jeopardy of developing osteoporosis when you get older! While genetics can play an important role, recent studies strongly suggest that healthy habits as a young person are extremely important for the prevention of osteoporosis as […]

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Oct 18, 2010

Osteoporosis Prevention With Exercise at Home: Part 2 of 2

While there is no cure for osteoporosis, being proactive can prevent, slow or stop the progression of this disease. As discussed in last week’s column, a healthy lifestyle, avoiding smoking and excessive alcohol use, a well - balanced diet – rich in calcium and vitamin D, and weight –bearing exercises – such as walking and weight training are essential in the prevention and treatment of this disease. 


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Oct 17, 2010

Osteoporosis Prevention: Part 1 of 2

One topic that is constantly resurfacing for physical therapists is osteoporosis. This week’s column will review the definition, cause and prevention. Next week, I will present the 10 best exercises to prevent osteoporosis. 


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