Dr. Weber describes how women should advocate for the health of their bones and joints.
I think it’s important that you really have a comprehensive program, meaning that you are really thinking about good nutrition, keeping your weight at a proper level because we know obesity tends to put increased pressure on to the joints. So keeping a good weight for the individual, as well as making sure that you have an exercise program that works on range of motion and also strengthening. So I think that you really have to look at it as really comprehensive and not just one piece, but trying to put all of the pieces together to maintain good joint health.
About Dr. Weber, M.D.:
Dr. Kathy Weber, the Director of Primary Care/Sports Medicine and Women's Sports Medicine at Rush University Medical Center, possesses a unique expertise with the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal issues. Dr. Weber received her M.D. from Rush Medical College in 1996 and subsequently completed her internship and residency in internal medicine at Rush University Medical Center. After completing her residency, Dr. Weber was asked to remain at Rush for an additional year to assume the prestigious position of Chief Resident of Internal Medicine. She then completed a fellowship in sports medicine at the University of California Medical Center in San Diego.