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Creating opportunities for community and personal wellness is at the heart of what we do at MOVE. In that spirit, we launched our new Osteoporosis Discussion Group for members this summer and have a special guest joining us for our next meeting on October 4. Dr. Amy Saunders is a board certified internal medicine physician in Ann Arbor who will be sharing her thoughts and expertise on bone health medicine and research.

An interest in treating osteoporosis

Dr. Saunders received her MD degree and completed her internal medicine residency at Ohio State University, followed by a research fellowship at Duke University. While on the faculty at Duke, she engaged in clinical work with osteoporosis. Working closely with aging patients who had their own questions about bone health and managing osteoporosis, Dr. Saunders developed a personal interest in understanding conventional and integrative approaches to this condition.

After 20 years on staff with Internal Medicine at the University of Michigan, Dr. Saunders began her own integrative primary care practice in Ann Arbor. She offers high-quality conventional medical care, diagnostics, and disease prevention bolstered by a broad understanding of integrative nutrition, energy work, manual therapy, and non-pharmacologic alternatives for the management of chronic inflammatory conditions. And when she’s not doing all of that, she’s traveling, listening to music, gardening and spending quality time with her family.

Let’s talk bone health and osteoporosis

MOVE trainer Lauren Miller has been setting the bar for our osteoporosis discussion group with one simple mantra: Move more, not less. Research shows that people with or at risk of osteoporosis should be encouraged to exercise and move more with the guidance of their physicians and movement instructors. Because overall, the benefits of physical activity far outweigh any potential risks. 

Check out this incredible resource from the Royal Osteoporosis Society. Three words: Strong. Steady. Straight. 

Please RSVP to join us on Friday, October 4 at 2:30pm as we give a warm welcome to Dr. Saunders. Lauren will also be taking a moment to highlight our upcoming six-week special osteoporosis class. So, don’t miss out. We hope to see you there!