The CORE Institute announced that its progressive Bone Health Program continues to gain traction and has expanded to its newest clinical location in Mesa. This is The CORE Institute’s fourth market in Arizona to offer the program, which is currently available at its north Phoenix, Sun City, and Sun City West clinical locations.
The Bone Health Program’s focus is on prevention, diagnosis and treatment of metabolic bone diseases, particularly osteoporosis, with emphasis on patient care, research and teaching.
“Our rally cry here at The CORE Institute is ‘Keep Life in Motion!’ and that completely embodies what our Bone Health Program is all about,” said Debra Sietsema, Ph.D., RN, director of bone health clinical operations. “Our main goal is to help our patients prevent osteoporosis, promote bone health, minimize the risk of a fragility fracture, and accelerate fracture healing, and we are offering comprehensive evaluations and personalized treatments to ensure our patients receive excellent care every single time.”
“We are thrilled at the rapid success of the Bone Health Program and its expansion into the Mesa market,” said Vikas Khanna, EVP of operations. “We will immediately be able to address patient demand with our award-winning care and ensure delivery of the very best in bone health education and treatment to our patients.”
There are over 2.1 million bone fractures in the U.S. annually because of osteoporosis. If bone health care is not provided after age 50, one in two women and one in four or five men will experience fragility fractures. Nearly 80 percent of people in the U.S. are not identified for osteoporosis screening or treated following a fragility fracture. The CORE Institute in Arizona intends to narrow that gap in care.
The CORE Institute’s Bone Health Program includes specialized NP or PAs, physicians, physical therapists, and researchers working together to offer the resources needed for comprehensive care. The program engages the Physical Therapy Department for exercise, strengthening, and home/environmental safety to increase strength and balance to prevent future falls and fractures. They collaborate with other physician specialists, radiologists and nutritionists while keeping the primary care physician informed of the bone health plan of care. The program follows national standards of practice identified by the American Orthopaedic Association’s Own the Bone, National Osteoporosis Foundation and the National Quality Forum.
The Bone Health Department can help with:
- Minimizing the risk of a fragility fracture.
- Risk factor reduction.
- Vitamin and mineral supplementation.
- Exercise, core strengthening and balance training.
- Osteoporosis prescriptive treatment.
- Smoking cessation.
To learn more about The CORE Institute’s Bone Health Program or their other services, visit www.thecoreinsitute.com or call 866-974-2673.