Spokane Osteoporosis specializes in the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of osteoporosis, helping to promote strong bones and reduce the risk of fracture.
The day before WWT at the same Park in Medical Lake is Strides for Strong Bones,
a 3 mile walk or run for men, women, children and pets! It is a non-profit event and all proceeds, with the help of Marla Emde and our non-profit Washington Osteoporosis Coalition
go toward local community osteoporosis screening & education events. Sign up on line or by sending in the registration form attached to: WOC, P.O.Box 92, Mercer Island, WA 98040, Attn: Strides for Strong Bones. Click here for brochure.
Westplains Wunderwoman Triathlon (WWT) for Osteoporosis Awareness, 'Tri for Your Bones',
registration begins in February each year, and fills quickly! There are 800 women who participate along with many Osteoporosis teams!
You can sign up at no cost for the 'Steps for Strong Bones' program through the NOF and be sent information about preventing Osteoporosis
Bone Density and Body Composition by DXA are available at Spokane Osteoporosis. For you or your medical provider to schedule a bone density test, please fill out the BMD Order Form or call our office to schedule one or both tests.
DXA Bone Mineral Density (DXA-BMD) tests at all 3 of our sites cannot yet be made on line, but can be called (509-777-5000), faxed (509-777-0366) or emailed (email@example.com) to us!
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Lynn Kohlmeier, M.D., is an endocrinologist, researcher and instructor. She is an advocate for better bone health and a community leader in Spokane, Wash. Dr. Kohlmeier champions exercise and a healthy lifestyle which promotes bone health, working with her patients to prevent and treat osteoporosis. Read more
Dr Kohlmeier spoke with Sally Field in Seattle at the
Flower and Garden Show. The two-time Academy Award and three-time Emmy Award winning actress continues to promote osteoporosis awareness around the country.
Dr. Kohlmeier volunteered as a consultant for the senior fitness television program, SIT AND BE FIT, helping to develop their Osteoporosis Workout II, which was awarded a National Health Information Merit Award. In the workout, Dr. Kohlmeier reviews the factors affecting bone health and the role exercise plays in reducing falls and preventing osteoporosis.
Weight bearing exercise such as walking and jumping, balance exercises for fall prevention and core strengthening was emphasized not only for the elderly population but for all ages.
Dr. Kohlmeier and her staff were invited by the
International Society of Clinical Densitometry (ISCD)
to help fight for continued DXA Bone Mineral Density (BMD)
testing. Along with many other professionals,
they met with legislators in Washington D.C. such as
Congresswoman, Cathy McMorris-Rodgers in support
of the "Medicare Fracture Prevention and Osteoporosis
Congresswoman McMorris-Rodgers represents Eastern Washington's Fifth Congressional District and understands the importance of continued access to DXA Bone Density testing in the state of Washington. Deb Fertakis, ARNP writes, "We enjoyed representing the state of Washington and Dr. Kohlmeier's efforts in fighting fracture risk. It was a pleasure to meet our Representatvie Cathy McMorris-Rogers and tour our wonderful capital.
We appreciated the leadership and support of the ISCD and Dr Kohlmeier in making the trip possible. We discussed the importance of increasing awareness of bone health with our legislators, focusing on early diagnosis by screening those at risk with DXA BMD tests, encouraging preventative lifestyle efforts with good calcium intake daily (a total of 1200 mg split up), dietary preferred, beginning in childhood and continued throughout life, along with vitamin D supplementation and exercise.