Osteoporosis is the most frequent metabolitic bone disease, which affects 10% of the world population. People aged above 50, every second woman and every fifth man are exposed to the risk of osteoporosis, which leads to an increased risk of fractures.
Osteoporosis is a new age disease as a result of extended lifespan and modern way of life (low calcium intake, reduced physical activity, smoking, alcohol consumption…).
Prevention programs are performed in form of medical gymnastics in halls and swimming pools and adapted to each age group, aerobic training and application of various physical therapy modalities (galvanic baths, application of magnetotherapy, mineral baths and peloidotherapy).
Special programs for spinal pains and conditions after osteoporotic fractures include: individual kinesitherapy (breathing exercises, muscular strength exercises, stretching exercises, posture and balance improvement exercises), peloidotherapy, hydrotherapy, magnetotherapy.
Education about importance of proper nutrition and adequate physical activity.