Bones play many roles in the body — providing structure, protecting organs, anchoring muscles and storing calcium. While it’s particularly important to take steps to build strong bones during childhood and adolescence, you can take steps during adulthood to keep your bones healthy, too.
Of particular importance is a condition known as osteoporosis. Osteoporosis is a disease in which bones become fragile and more likely to break. While men and women of all ages and ethnicities can develop osteoporosis, it is more common in those who are older, female, post-menopausal and have low levels of physical activity.
Bone Density Testing & Osteoporosis Care:
Allied Physicians of Michiana can help you determine the health of your bones. In particular, a bone density test can be done in our offices or with a referral to local imaging facilities. It’s a painless test similar to having an x-ray and helps:
- Identify decreases in bone density before you break a bone
- Determine your risk of broken bones
- Confirm a diagnosis of osteoporosis if you’ve experienced broken bones
- Monitor osteoporosis treatment
Preventing falls is the best way to avoid serious injuries. Allied Physician’s offers fall prevention screenings that assess your lower body strength, balance and physical endurance. You may be surprised how weak or non-reactive your body is to movements that can prevent a fall. Depending on the risk factors you have, our staff will recommend exercises and interventions that reduce your chance for future falls.
A simple evaluation is far more convenient and less costly than recovering from a fall later in your life.
Providers (For Bone Health / Osteoporosis Care)
Michiana Obstetrics & Gynecology
Jessica M. Basham, MD
Janelle Blickensderfer, DO, FACOOG
Allen R. Clark, MD, FACOG
Dayna Cox, MD, FACOG
Daniel Czarnecki, MD, FACOG
Thalia Pachiyannakis, MD
Rajendra Shah, MD, FACOG
Sloan Shah, MD, FACOG