May delivers an abundance of causes to celebrate at Proliance Orthopedic Associates with three national health awareness months that are important to our team. Take a look at what the awareness months we’re recognizing this May at POA.
National Arthritis Awareness Month
More than 50 million Americans have arthritis, making it the number one cause of disability in the country. According to the Arthritis Foundation, that means one in every five adults, 300,000 children and countless families are impacted and, unless we take a stand, these numbers are only going to keep growing. The first steps in conquering arthritis are learning the facts, understanding your condition and knowing that the orthopedic doctors at POA are with you every step of the way.
National Physical Fitness and Sports Month
With May being National Physical Fitness and Sports month and bringing warmer, sunnier weather to the Northwest, it’s the perfect time to highlight the importance of staying active. Regular physical activity is an essential element of a healthy lifestyle and provides plenty of benefits, from lowering the risk of heart disease to improving cognitive functioning.
National Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month
The aim of National Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month is to promote good bone health through the prevention, detection and treatment of osteoporosis. What exactly is osteoporosis? It’s a condition characterized by low bone density, which makes individuals more susceptible to fractured or broken bones. There are plenty of measures you can take to promote healthy bones, including getting a sufficient calcium intake and adequate levels of vitamin D.
At Proliance Orthopedic Associates, we are committed to quality care, specializing in total hip replacement, ACL surgery and more. For more information about our services or our orthopedic surgeons in Seattle and beyond, contact our orthopedic clinic today!