For Immediate Release: May 28, 2015
Eric Cardin, SCPT Executive Director, 508-389-9912
WESTBOROUGH _ May is National Osteoporosis Awareness & Prevention month, which brings heightened attention to osteoporosis each year. The National Osteoporosis Foundation reports that, by the year 2025 osteoporosis will be responsible for three million fractures, costing upwards of $25.3 billion in health care expenses.
According to the region’s most established physical therapy practice, South County Physical Therapy, Inc. (SCPT), strong bones are supported by an active lifestyle. SCPT has helped patients for three decades combat the progression of decreased bone health, a topic which is at the forefront during National Osteoporosis Awareness & Prevention Month.
“By strengthening specific muscle groups, we help patients decrease back and neck pain, while stopping and often reversing the diminution of bone health,” explained SCPT Executive Director Eric Cardin.
SCPT uses the MEEKS Method to help patients cope with the effects of osteoporosis. The program is a renowned comprehensive approach developed by Sara Meeks, an acclaimed therapist who has practiced in the field since 1962. Integrating a systematic consideration of bone structure and composition, DXA analysis, and risk factor assessment, the professionals at SCPT establish a tailored treatment plan that helps patients improve balance, posture, strength and flexibility, ultimately reducing the risk of falls and fractures.
SCPT has been developing tailored treatment programs to tackle wide-spread health issues within the community for thirty years.
“The more patients that we can help to avoid fractures, the more that will maintain their self-sufficiency and independence in the future,” said Cardin.
For 30 years, South County Physical Therapy, Inc. has been dedicated to providing its patients with quality, personalized rehabilitative care in an environment that is safe, comfortable and compassionate. As a privately owned company, the organization has given back to numerous charitable organizations in the communities it serves, and seeks to make a difference in promoting wellness and health awareness. The company offers six locations in Central Massachusetts that include: Auburn, Charlton, Millbury, Westborough (East Main Street and Oak Street) and Worcester. For more information, visit www.southcountypt.com.
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