The fight against Kidney Disease is something we at CardioFlex Therapy take personally. With 1 in 3 Americans at risk for chronic kidney disease (CKD) we see first hand the conditions to be treated in our own patients. We invite you to join us by walking, donating or simply attending to spread the word.
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a progressive condition that may negatively affect musculoskeletal health, which may include malnutrition, osteoporosis, and decreased lean body mass. Secondary sarcopenia due to CKD may be associated with mobility limitations and elevated fall risk. Physical therapists are well-positioned among the health care team to screen for secondary sarcopenia (loss of muscle tissue as a natural part of the aging process) in those with CKD and for the treatment of musculoskeletal conditions that may affect functional performance. Given the consequences of both low muscle mass and low bone mineral density, appropriate and timely physical therapy is important for fall risk assessment and intervention to minimize the susceptibility to bone fracture. While strength training has been studied less frequently than aerobic training for the management of secondary CKD conditions, evidence suggests that this patient population benefits from participation in strength training programs, according to the National Center for Biotechnology Information.
The Kidney Walk is the nation’s largest walk to fight kidney disease. Held in nearly 100 communities, the event raises awareness and funds lifesaving programs that educate and support patients, their families and those at risk. We encourage you to walk to make a lasting impact. Walk for kidney patients, families, and people at risk. At the National Kidney Foundation, people are our mission. Our first job is to find ways to improve and extend as many lives as possible, and your participation means we can continue being a lifeline for all people affected by kidney disease.
Join kidney donors, recipients, and their families at a Walk near you to celebrate the gift of life and each other.
Saturday, Sept 22nd at 8:30am
400 Florida A1A
Jupiter, FL 33477
For more info visit: www.cardioflextherapy.com