The Osteoporosis Program starts with our therapist assessment of the patient. We will gather information from you during a one-on-one discussion. This will be followed by a series of tests to obtain your baseline measurements in a number of areas and using a variety of tools. From there we will tailor a program to meet your needs. As a general outline the program often includes education about the disease, instruction in exercises for proper posture, teaching you safe and efficient ways to move throughout your day, incorporating weight-bearing exercise, balance training, and ultimately a progression to strength-training program. The underlying goals focus on improvement in bone strength, decreasing the risk of fracture and pain, and maximizing function and mobility.