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Screening clients for osteoporosis by Sara Meeks, P.T., M.S., G.C.S.

About 55% of people ages 50 or above are at risk for osteoporosis, according to the National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF).(1) Studies of the population at large indicate that most people do not think they have osteoporosis, and even those who know they have the disease are confused about what to do about it. Identifying individuals with osteoporosis or those at risk will help health and wellness professionals to develop safe and effective exercise programs for their older clients.

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