Helen Hayes Hospital Offers Osteoporosis Wellness ProgramsApril 3, 2017
West Haverstraw, NY – Helen Hayes Hospital will offer six month-long sessions of the Strong Bones, Stronger Me osteoporosis wellness program throughout the remainder of 2017. This wellness program serves to empower individuals with osteoporosis to manage the condition at a physical level, employing exercise to maintain and improve bone health.
Fractures will occur in one in two women with osteoporosis and in one in four men with the condition. Strong Bones, Stronger Me is an evidence-based program that seeks to lower an osteoporosis patient’s risk by providing participants with strength and flexibility exercises specifically tailored to improving bone health. Devised and led by a licensed Physical Therapist, highlights of the program include:
- Flexibility Exercises
- Strength Training
- Balance Exercises
- Body Mechanics Training
- Diet and Nutrition Education
Each one-month 8-session program meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11:30am – 12:30pm at Helen Hayes Hospital. Program start dates are April 18th, May 23rd, July 11th, September 5th, October 10th and November 28th. The program cost is $96 and participants should dress comfortably and bring their own exercise mat. For more information, please contact Payal Sahni, PT at 845-786-4177.