HELEN HAYES HOSPITAL OFFERS 8-WEEK OSTEOPOROSIS WELLNESS PROGRAMS FOR FALL 2015September 30, 2015
Helen Hayes Hospital in West Haverstraw, NY will offer two 8-session Fall sessions of the Osteoporosis Wellness Program “Strong Bones, Stronger Me” beginning on October 13th and December 1st, respectively. 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 one in four men with the condition. Devised and led by a licensed Physical Therapist, 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. Program highlights include:
- Flexibility Exercises
- Strength Training
- Balance Exercises
- Body Mechanics Training
- Diet and Nutrition Education
Each one-month 8-session program meets on Tuesdays and Thursday from 11:30am – 12:30am at Helen Hayes Hospital. The program cost is $96 and participants should bring their own exercise mat and dress comfortably. For more information, please contact Payal Sahni, PT at 845-786-4177.