Osteoporosis can be a debilitating and frightening disease that has many factors influencing its onset and progress. Osteopathy can help improve bone density by a number of factors: individual tailored exercise routines to increase weight-bearing, in legs, spine and arms; the use of therabands and other resistance techniques to do the same; specific techniques and exercises to improve balance and prevent falls. Prevention is better than a cure, and a family history of osteoporosis is a strong indicator of potential problems in later life. Consulting an osteopath early can benefit in so many ways.