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Programs & Services


Osteoporosis Program

This education and exercise program is for people who have osteoporosis.(verified with bone density test)

Group sessions are led by a Physiotherapist and consists of lectures and light exercises.  Topics include:

  • nutrition
  • medications used to treat osteoporosis
  • using exercise to manage osteoporosis, exercise safety
  • posture, back care and positioning
  • upper and lower body strengthening
  • balance and fall prevention
  • how to start a walking program

A refresher program is also available.

Contact Details

Misericordia Community Hospital

Location Info
Room B-040, Physical Therapy Department
Address
16940 87 Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta
T5R 4H5
Telephone
780-735-2757
Fax
780-735-2621
Getting There

Parking available

Public transportation is available on 87 Ave.

Hours of Operation
Note

Classes are 2 hours and are offered once weekly for 7 weeks. Times of classes may vary and change; you will be offered available class times at time of booking.

Classes are held in the fall and spring. Call for information.

Access
Service Providers May Include
dietitians, pharmacists, physical therapists (PTs)
Eligibility

For people  diagnosed with Osteoporosis.

Service Access

You can self-refer. You must supply a copy of your bone density test.

Your name is placed on a waiting list. Classes are run in the fall and spring. You will be contacted when there is a class opening.


Wait Times

An estimated wait time will be provided at the time of appointment booking.

Service Languages
Interpreter/Translation services