West Haverstraw, NY – Helen Hayes Hospital has announced the dates of the rehab leader’s popular Strong Bones, Stronger Me osteoporosis wellness program for the remainder of 2018. The month-long wellness program serves to empower individuals with osteoporosis to manage the condition at a physical level, employing exercise and lifestyle changes 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. The evidence-based Strong Bones, Stronger Me program seeks to lower an osteoporosis patient’s risk by providing participants with strength and flexibility exercises and nutritional guidance specifically tailored to improving bone health. Devised and led by a licensed Physical Therapist, highlights of the program include:
- Flexibility exercises
- Resistance exercises using free weights
- Pilates for balance and stability
- 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 10th, May 22nd, July 17th, September 4th, October 16th and November 27th . The program cost is $96 and participants should dress comfortably and bring their own exercise mat. For more information, please contact Payal Sahni, PT, DPT at 845-786-4177.