Osteoporosis Programmes

After the age of 35 bone loss increases gradually as part of the ageing process. Having osteoporosis does not mean that your bones will break but means your bones are more susceptible to fracturing. Particular areas of the body susceptible to osteoporosis and therefore more likely to fracture are the hips, wrists and spine.

In the spine the bones can become compressed and fracture because of their reduced strength and this can lead to your posture tipping forwards. If fractures are in a number of the spine bones this can lead to losing your height and problems with indigestion and incontinence due to the pressure on the internal organs.

What is an osteoporosis programme?

An osteoporosis programme is different from just an exercise programme. The physiotherapist will assess you first taking into consideration the level of osteopenia and osteoporosis you have. They will carry out specific tests on your posture and movement, balance and strength. Then an exercise programme will be tailored to you to lower your risk of fracturing any bones, which have been affected by the osteoporosis and increase your activity level, improve posture and strength.

Aims of our osteoporosis programmes

  • reducing the risk of a fall
  • improve balance and coordination
  • improve muscle strength, flexibility, breathing and posture
  • improve mobility
  • increasing confidence and wellbeing
  • reducing and controlling your pain
  • helping with slowing down the changes to your shape that can occur with osteoporosis

We will carry out an extensive initial assessment measuring all the above. A programme will then be developed to address your individual needs and follow up sessions arranged in discussion with your therapist.

If you wish to find out more about how we help the National Osteoporosis Society click here

What is involved in an osteoporosis programme?

The program will look at working on different factors that help to build stronger bones and reduce your chance of falling and fracturing any bones. It will include postural exercises, strengthening exercises, balance exercises, stretching exercises and advise on aerobic exercise for fitness that you can do.  Some exercises are not allowed and can be harmful if osteoporosis level is high and your physio can let you know about these.

Our Package Deal

First appointment at location of your choice – 90 minutes including:

  • Full extensive assessment
  • Determining which level of exercise programme you are
  • Advice
  • Setting of an exercise programme individual to you with clear pictures of the exercises
  • Exercise equipment for you to keep including adjustable ankle weights, pack of exercise bands (3 levels) and a soft gym ball – RRP =  £54.99
  • Our price for exercise equipment as part of package = £44.99 (inc delivery)

Review appointment at location of your choice – 45 minutes including:

  • Check of how you are doing the exercises and progressing the exercises where possible
THE PACKAGE COST = £249.99  (usual price £287.49)

Looking for physiotherapy in London? Our team is composed of experienced physiotherapists who provide comprehensive assessment and treatment to patients at home or work.

Your Therapists

Samuel qualified from the University of Central Lancashire in 2008 with a Sports Science degree and went on to become a qualified personal trainer with further qualifications in nutrition. Employed by the council for several years to provide health... Read More »

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Ed Howes qualified as a Chartered Physiotherapist in 2012 from the University of East Anglia, in the UK. Having worked in a variety of settings: Outpatients, hospitals, community, accident and emergency, clinics and sporting environments, Ed has... Read More »

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Kelly Ratcliff qualified as a Physiotherapist in 2003 from University of South Australia. Kelly commenced her career in Australia, working across a broad range of specialities in the private sector, including rehabilitation, neurology, neurosurgery... Read More »

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Caroline is a Chartered Physiotherapist and is registered with the Health and Care Professionals Council. She graduated from Glasgow University with a Bsc in Anatomy and Physiology in 2007 before studying Physiotherapy as a Masters degree at Glasgow... Read More »

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Stephanie graduated from Kings College London in 2010. She has worked in a wide variety of physiotherapy specialties in various London teaching hospitals including care of the elderly, neurology, respiratory, oncology and musculoskeletal disorders.... Read More »

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Nassor qualified as a Chartered Physiotherapist in 2010 from St Georges University London. He began his career in the NHS completing numerous ward based and outpatient rotations to gain experience in musculoskeletal, orthopaedic, care of the elderly... Read More »

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Maria is a Chartered Physiotherapist registered also with the Health Professional Council. She qualified in 2008 from the Technological Educational Institute of Thessaloniki, Greece and has since attended several courses related to hands-on therapy.... Read More »

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Susan Callanan qualified as a Physiotherapist from the  University of Hertfordshire in 2015 and has been working at Physiocomestoyou Ltd since 2016.  She is a registered physiotherapist and a member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy. She... Read More »

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Abu Ambia qualified as a Chartered Physiotherapist in 2009 from St George's University of London. He has worked within the NHS, social services and private sector - specialising in Musculoskeletal, Orthopaedics, Elderly Care and Post-operative... Read More »

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Jose qualified as a Physiotherapist from the Jean Piaget School in 2007 and has been working at Physiocomestoyou Ltd in Londonsince 2011.  He recently moved back to Portugal and and now manages Physiocomestoyou in the Algarve.  He has been working... Read More »

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