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Programs & Services

Osteoporosis Exercise Program- Physical Activity and Your Bones

An educational and exercise program for people with osteopenia or osteoporosis.

The goals of this program are to gain a better understanding of osteoporosis, improve posture and strength, prevent falls and minimize the risk of sustaining a fracture. You will receive practical information, exercise advice and tips on how to perform daily activities safely.

The program includes:

In person assessment and treatment

  • participants are seen by a physical therapist
  • allows for individualized instruction and education, tailored to your specific needs
  • suitable for patients in Edmonton and surrounding area

Virtual Exercise Class

  • follow up class to the Grey Nuns Physiotherapy sessions and Misericordia virtual class. Weekly virtual exercise class run by a therapy assistant, runs for 8 weeksp
  • participants must be residing in Alberta
  • requires suitable technology to participate

Contact Details

Grey Nuns Community Hospital

Location Info
Dept of Rehabilitation Medicine
1100 Youville Drive NW
Edmonton, Alberta
T6L 5X8
Getting There

Public transportation available

Hours of Operation

Mon - Fri, 8am-4:15pm

Service Providers May Include
physical therapists (PTs), therapy assistants (TAs)

Men or women who have or who are at risk of developing Osteopenia and Osteoporosis

Referral Needed

You do not require a doctor’s referral to attend the program; however, medical diagnosis of osteoporosis or osteopenia from your doctor or identified risk factors for developing osteoporisis required. Results from a bone mineral density scan completed within the past 12 months prefered.

Service Access

Participants can self-refer, participation in the one day osteoporosis workshop provided by the Grey Nuns Community Hospital Women's Health Program prior to registration is recommended but not required.

Wait Times

An estimated wait time will be provided at the time of registration.

Service Languages
Interpreter/Translation services