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UnityPoint Clinic Express (Fort Dodge)

2728 2nd Avenue South
Fort Dodge, IA 50501

Current Estimated Wait:
0 hr 23 min
Rehabilitation Services - Osteoporosis Program

Comprehensive Treatment Program for Those with Low Bone Density

Osteoporosis is a disease which causes bones to weaken and fracture. Most often, these fractures happen at the hip, spine and wrist. There are many factors that can lead to osteoporosis; many of them are modifiable. Those who are taking long-term steroids, smoke or do not consume enough calcium are at higher risk to develop osteoporosis.

Other factors include:

  • Increased age
  • Being a woman
  • Family history
  • Menopause
  • Diet, medications
  • Sedentary lifestyle

Highland Park Center offers a comprehensive treatment program for those with low bone density. Resistance and postural exercises, balance training and proper body mechanics instruction are components of our program. A physician referral is needed to start the program.