Wellness for every body
Fracture Liaison Service

Strong Bones

Funding Stream DHB

Overview

QE Health and Lakes DHB - working together to provide a wrap-around fracture liaison service.


DEXA bone density scanning, physiotherapy input around falls and balance retraining and if classed as high risk inclusion on the Strong Bones (SB) program.

The SB program is a 6 week program consisting of:

  • Falls Prevention education classes
  • Gym exercise programs
  • Pool exercise programs
  • Nutrition advise
  • Posture and strengthening classes
  • Balance classes 

Eligibility

Over the age of 55 years and history of a fracture in the last 5 years.

E-Referral process:

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The Fracture Liaison Service may include:
a bone density scan
• osteoporosis assessment
• being referred to the appropriate rehabilitation service at QE Health
 

The full service includes, for example, a person being referred by their GP and if they fit the criteria, they are
sent for a scan and /or osteoporosis assessment.
The scan and assessment is sent to a specialist who reviews it and recommends a course of action with regards to what the person requires. For some people this maybe a recommendation for physiotherapy, a strong bones education program or access to one of our intensive rehabilitation programmes.
Using the QE Gym, a programme can also be developed for each person, enabling the person to rehabilitate slowly while progressing on to something more vigorous in terms of exercise, strengthening, core stability and weight bearing.
As part of the wraparound service, each person may see a range of people from physiotherapists, counsellors, occupational therapists and fitness instructors.

 

All enquiries and referrals to:
Allied Health Services, QE Health
1073 Whakaue Street,
PO Box 1342,
Rotorua 3040
P: 07 349 5254 0800 734 772
Fax: 07 348 4266
E: infoline@qehealth.co.nz