Osteoporosis is a disease that affects many of us in the community. Often thought of as an “old womans” problem, it can also affect older men, and even younger people with conditions requiring corticosteroid use (cortisone etc) or Vitamin D deficiencies.

Given a diagnosis, some people reduce activity to prevent fracture risk, but in fact the opposite is recommended. Some weight bearing exercises (squats, light weights etc) can stimulate bone production, and combined with Vitamin D supplements, and some sunshine, this can often avoid the need for drug therapies like Fosamax.

Consulting your doctor to organise bone density scans and medical regime, then your physiotherapist to discuss exercise therapy can have you ready to jump back into active life in no time.