As we age, the risk of osteoporosis – a disease in which bones become weak and brittle – and fractures rise. To help educate the community about both of these conditions, experts from Northwell Health’s Orthopaedic Institute will offer a free seminar about tips to prevent falls and fractures.
The event will be held Thursday, October 26 from 7-9 p.m. at Long Island Jewish Valley Stream Hospital, Shankman Auditorium, 900 Franklin Ave., Valley Stream, NY 11580. The seminar, “Osteoporosis and Fractures: How They Are Related,” will cover:
- Symptoms of osteoporosis
- The risk of fractures with osteoporosis
- Solutions to relieve pain
- Fall prevention tips
- Physical therapy in prevention and recovery
Presenting the seminar will be: David Galos, MD, orthopaedic trauma surgeon, and David Glaser, DPT, ATC, CSCS, senior physical therapist.
Valet parking is free. Snacks and light refreshments will be served. To register for the event online, go to Northwell.edu/LIJVS or call 844-91-ORTHO (6-7846).