Osteoporosis is a silent disease affecting one in two women and one in four men over the age of 50 in Ireland, although all age groups can be affected.
Osteoporosis Clinic Ireland has evolved because of the ongoing need for support of people with osteoporosis. Both Susan Boland, nutritional therapist, and Karen Byrne, registered general nurse, have years of experience in all areas of bone health and have developed the clinic, together with chartered physiotherapists, to assist clients in both managing and improving their bone density through the clinic's programme.
When the clinic started in Dublin it was inundated with enquiries from people around the country. This is why it is now bringing this service countrywide and to the people of Galway and surrounding areas. The team plans to hold regular clinics here to review clients and update their individual programmes.
Osteoporosis is preventable and treatable at all stages therefore it is important to address your bone health, especially if it is hereditary. There are usually no warning signs that an individual has developed osteoporosis, and it is often only diagnosed when a bone is fractured after a minor fall. Loss of bone-building materials can occur as the body ages, and is particularly prevalent among post-menopausal women.
Osteoporosis Clinic Ireland uses the most up to date research in the development of its programme which incorporates nutritional therapy, physiotherapy-designed exercises, and supplementation if required. It also uses ongoing testing that includes ultrasound bone density scanning to monitor your progress with the programme.
Osteoporosis Clinic Ireland will hold its next Galway clinic on Tuesday October 25. In November clinics will take place in Galway, Athlone, Kilkenny, and Portlaoise. For more information contact Susan Boland at 086 8580500, Karen Byrne at 087 2360877, email [email protected], visit www.osteoporosisclinicireland.com, find Osteoporosis Clinic Ireland on Facebook, or follow @boland_info on Twitter.