BMH Spinal Health Class Begins September 10

Brattleboro Memorial Hospital Rehabilitation Services will offer its “Standing Tall Spine Health” program beginning Monday, September 10.

The program is designed for individuals diagnosed with osteopenia or osteoporosis, or those at risk for low bone mass. Each class consists of a brief educational session followed by guided exercise. Education topics include instruction in safe movement for fracture prevention, strength and flexibility exercises for improved body alignment, and nutrition for bone health.

Classes take place every Monday through October 22 from 4:00 to 5:00 PM in the BMH Exercise Room. The $60 registration fee includes resistance bands and written course materials. Registration is required. Contact the BMH Rehabilitation Services department at 802-257-8255 for more information or to register.

Osteoporosis is often called the “silent thief” because it is often advanced before any signs or symptoms occur. Research shows that physical activity helps to maintain healthy bones, reduce falls and decrease the risk of fractures.