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Jan 10, 2012Talk on Osteoporosis & Knee Arthritis
24th January 2012
SSC, Physiotherapy Department,
Santry Demesne, Dublin 9
(Registration & refreshments
available from 6.30pm)
The first part of the evening will consist of a presentation by Michelle O’Brien from the Irish Osteoporosis Society (a charity dedicated to reducing the incidence of Osteoporosis and promoting bone health) entitled ‘Osteoporosis – All you need to know’.
Osteoporosis means porous bones. It is a silent disease that is usually not diagnosed until a fracture / broken bone occurs. The disease affects all age groups and both sexes, it’s not just a female or elderly disease.
Those with Osteoporosis are more at risk of fracture / broken bones following a fall.
Michelle’s presentation will incorporate fall prevention.
The second part of our evening will be a presentation by Mr Niall Hogan on Knee Arthritis.
Arthritis affects almost one million men and women and over one thousand children in Ireland.
It is a condition everyone has heard of but few understand. Mr Hogan will focus on one of the main joints affected; the knee.
A DEXA scan is a simple 15 minute test that helps diagnose Osteoporosis. During the month of February SSC will donate €10 from each DEXA scan to the Irish Osteoporosis Society.
To confirm your place contact Fiona Roche on 01 5262168 or email email@example.com
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