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UAB Osteoporosis Prevention and Treatment Clinic
Step 1: Self Evaluation
Step 2: Bone Density Testing
Step 3: Specialist Examination
Step 4: Nutrition and Supplements
Step 5: Strength, Balance and Posture
Step 6: Personal Treatment Plan
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  1. Stand against the wall with your heels approximately two inches away from the wall.

  2. Place your forearm against the wall behind your lower back.

  3. Tighten your stomach muscles to flatten your back against your forearm.

  4. Lift up your breastbone by taking a deep breath. Try to keep your breastbone up while exhaling.

  5. Flatten your shoulders against the wall by squeezing your shoulder blades together.

  6. Look straight ahead and keep your head up.

  7. Maintain this posture by keeping your stomach muscles tight as you walk away from the wall. You should feel a small hollow in your lower back.

  8. Check your posture frequently by repeating these steps. Don’t expect good posture automatically in the beginning—it takes time to make it a habit.


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