This content has been updated December 27, 2019.
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. At our meeting on October 4 we were joined by Dr. Amy Saunders, a board certified internal medicine physician in Ann Arbor who shared her thoughts and expertise on bone health medicine and research. We are happy to say that Dr. Saunders will return to MOVE on January 10, 2020 to continue to explore this important topic.
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 amazing resource from the Royal Osteoporosis Society. Three words: Strong, Steady, Straight.
We are thrilled that Dr. Saunders will be making a return visit to our Osteoporosis Discussion Group so we can continue the conversation we started in October. Please RSVP to join us on Friday, January 10 at 2:30 p.m. as we give a warm welcome to Dr. Saunders. We hope to see you there!