Osteoporosis Wellness Program
Preventing and Reducing the Impact of Osteoporosis
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center offers a wellness program to help individuals limit and reduce the impact of Osteoporosis on their lives. Built on the Medical Center’s expertise in rehabilitation and women’s health, this program will help you:
- Evaluate your risk for developing osteoporosis
- Prevent further bone loss and increase bone mass
- Build muscle strength and flexibility
- Improve your posture
- Reduce your risk for falls
- Increase your knowledge of healthy dietary choices
- Develop an individualized plan to reduce your risks
This quarterly 6-week program meets at CompRehab Plaza at 131 Miller Street. Each participant works with an Exercise Coordinator to develop an individualized plan to promote the retention of bone density.
On Monday and Thursday of each week, participants follow their individualized exercise program that includes 5 types of exercise:
- Weight bearing
- Muscle strengthening
- Balance activities
The exercise program is available from 12 pm to2 pm on Monday and Thursday. An evening class will be offered if the noon class is full and a minimum of 5 people are committed to evening time.
Each Wednesday, health educators discuss the latest information related to osteoporosis. Topics include nutrition, pain management, medication options and proper lifting techniques. The education session is for 5 weeks beginning the second week on Wednesdays from Noon to 1 pm. A light lunch is served.
At the end of the 6-week period, participants are given 2 options. They may either progress to a home or gym-based exercise program or continue in an onsite maintenance program with minimal supervision by an Exercise Coordinator.
How to Register
The cost per person to participate in the osteoporosis program is $40 per week ($240 per 6-week session). A new series begins every quarter and class size is limited to a minimum of 5 per class and maximum of 10 per class to allow for individualized attention.
For more information or to register, please call 336-713-2029. Since class size is limited, please register at least 2 weeks in advance.
Helpful Web Link
For more information about Osteoporosis please feel free to visit the National Osteoporosis Foundation website at: http://www.nof.org/osteoporosis.