According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation, about 54 million Americans have osteoporosis or low bone mass, both of which place them at increased risk for fractures. Studies suggest that approximately one in two women age 50 and older will break a bone due to osteoporosis.
Catharine Mayer, MD, and the staff at The Ripa Center for Women’s Health & Wellness offer women individualized plans to improve their bone health, with the goal of preventing osteoporosis-related fractures. If you or a loved one already has developed osteoporosis, Dr. Mayer can help by offering a treatment plan that fits your needs, including an integrated physical therapy component. Physical therapy is often vital to bone health as it may help improve healthy movement, balance, and function, which can help maintain bone strength and reduce fracture risk.
Dr. Mayer has a broad clinical practice of active adult patients with degenerative joint disease, osteoarthritis, and activity-related musculoskeletal injures. In addition, Dr. Mayer has a strong clinical interest in sports issues unique to female athletes, including bone health and stress fractures.
Prior to specializing in sports medicine, Dr. Mayer spent 10 years in family medicine, focusing on women’s health advocacy and preventive medicine, giving her a unique perspective on female athletes and bone health in women.
The Ripa Center for Women’s Health & Wellness at Cooper offers women a dedicated primary care team, seamless access to Cooper specialists, state-of-the-art radiology services, convenient early morning and evening hours, and women’s health educational programs. The Ripa Center’s Half Day for Health includes an annual wellness visit, GYN check-up, mammogram, and bone density scan, all in one visit!
To schedule an appointment with Dr. Mayer, please call 856.249.3849.