Joanne Halbrecht, MD joins Mark Alyn on the Late Night Health Show to talk about alternatives to orthopedic surgery. Dr. Halbrecht is a board certified orthopedic surgeon from Boulder Colorado..
Dr. Habrecht discusses hip replacement surgery in older people and how this greatly affects their lives. When someone in their 70’s has a hip fracture it changes the level of their independence. One thing that can prevent hip fractures is good calcium while you are younger because this can prevent osteoporosis as we age.
Mark and Dr Halbrecht talk about the AlignMed posture shirt and how it can help your posture. This shirt puts the shoulder blades in a more correct position and created better posture. This stimulates the muscle to fire to keep the posture and the other muscles to relax. The AlignMed posture shirt is an alternative to taping. Strengthening the core muscles can also help with posture to hold the shoulders up. Some insurances will cover the cost of the posture shirt.
air date: 12/27/14