The Fracture Liaison Service helps people over 50 years old to look after their bones and minimize the chance of fractures. Through practical advice and support we explain lifestyle changes that make a real difference. These can include increasing exercise, reducing alcohol intake, improving nutrition, stopping smoking and recommending medication.
Fracture Liaison Practitioner
Fracture Liaison Support Worker
Phone: 01324 616139
At Forth Valley Royal Hospital patients aged between 50 and 75 who have sustained a fragility fracture can be referred for a DXA scan.
Managing Bone Health
The following link will take you to a calcium calculator to help you find out if you are having enough calcium in your diet:
Information on Managing Bone Health
The Royal Osteoporosis Society has developed various information booklets on all aspects of osteoporosis which are available on their website.
The Royal Osteoporosis Society runs a free helpline provided by nurses with specialist knowledge of osteoporosis and bone health. They can provide individuals with a personal reply backed up by information provided in electronic or printed format.
Phone: 0808 800 0035
Available Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm
Royal Osteoporosis Volunteer presentation
Local Exercise Referral Schemes
Physical activity is very important for our bone health and to decrease our chance of falling. We encourage everyone to be physically active within their own capabilities. Each council area in Forth Valley has its own exercise referral programme that can help. We can refer you to these programmes.
Online exercise videos
Falkirk Community Trust have an excellent website with exercise videos and further information on exercises that can be done from home
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