Friday, 20th July 2018
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Osteoporosis Clinic Ireland is a multidisciplinary clinic that has been developed to assist people with or predisposed to bone health issues. Osteoporosis is a silent disease affecting 1 in 2 women and 1 in 4 men over the age of 50 in Ireland, although all age groups can be affected.

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 an individual has developed osteoporosis and it's often only diagnosed when a bone is fractured.

Susan Boland, Nutritional Therapist & Karen Byrne, Registered General Nurse are bringing the clinic around the country to facilitate our clients. We work with a local Physiotherapist in each area & where possible all follow up consultations will be with the same Physiotherapist.

At your first appointment, which lasts approximately an hour & a half, you will see Susan our Nutritional Therapist who will tailor a nutritional protocol to your specific needs for your bone health, general health & gut health & recommend any supplements you may require. Karen our Nurse will do an ultrasound bone density scan, which is carried out on the wrist & shin & gives an osteoporosis risk index. The result is given immediately and a copy is given to you. This scan is carried out 6 monthly to monitor your progress with our program between your 2 yearly DXA scans. She will also review your previous DXA scan & explain the results to you, if you have had one.

You will also see our Physiotherapist who will give you specific exercises to improve your bone density. This is also done on a one to one basis according to your lifestyle & level of activity.

Your follow up consultations are available to you at 3 to 6 monthly intervals in each location countrywide. Duration approximately one hour.

Following the 18 month program with Osteoporosis Clinic Ireland we recommend you have your 2 yearly DXA scan & contact us with your results to discuss your future bone/joint health needs.

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