Building strength and increasing bone density with BRIO
After she was diagnosed with osteoporosis in March, Gwen Maniscalco knew she had to change her lifestyle to strengthen her muscles and reduce the risk of fractures in the future. She had previously been diagnosed with osteopenia, but over the last two years, she developed osteoporosis. The osteoporosis diagnosis was a wake-up call. Gwen knew she had to return to Baudry Therapy Center and get back on the “exercise-wagon“ to build muscle strength and increase bone density.
Gwen had always been active and enjoyed activities such as Pilates, bowling, walking, and exercise, but her fitness routine had become less frequent last year due to the pandemic.
Baudry’s physical therapist, Lauren Talley, listened to her diagnosis and her concerns. Together, they created a customized exercise plan. Each time Gwen would meet her physical therapy goals, Lauren would push the target. This progressive physical therapy plan helped Gwen increase her muscle strength and balance.
“I started balancing on one foot on flat ground, but by the end of my physical therapy, Lauren had me balancing on one foot on a foam platform,” said Gwen. “She continually encouraged me to accomplish more. I could definitely feel the burn.”
“Baudry Therapy Center gave me the confidence to return to strength training which I continue now with my BRIO program. I have already recommended Baudry Therapy Center to several of my friends who have also been diagnosed with osteoporosis.”