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Osteoporosis Treatment

Osteoporosis treatment requires supervised, and progressive bone-targeted high intensity resistance and impact training. This form of exercise reduces the risk for osteoporotic fracture in postmenopausal women with low to very low bone mass.

Osteoporosis is a common condition affecting 1.2 million Australians, it’s where bones become fragile and brittle leading to a higher risk of fractures than in normal bones.

What does management of Osteoporosis involve?

 

Individual targeted Sessions

  • The safety of osteoporosis treatment depends on clinical decision-making skills to diagnose co-morbidities to adapt exercise for each individual in initial stages of training to minimise risk of injury or exacerbation of existing conditions.

Initial Assessment

The initial assessment for osteoporosis management involves an individual consultation with our accredited Exercise Physiologist to explain the importance of impact and resistance exercises, obtain a full medical history and undertake an assessment of your current functional ability. 

Exercise Sessions

Following your Initial assessment you will transition in to our small group sessions with the evidence recommending two supervised sessions per week. The exercise protocol is targeted specifically to resistance and impact loading of your long bones, and is brief but high intensity.

Maddeson Muir is our Osteoporosis clinician at PROmotion. To find out more about Maddeson and to book online, click here

References

1. Jaquish, J. (2013). Multiple-of-bodyweight axial bone loading using novel exercise intervention with and without bisphosphonate use for osteogenic adaptation. Osteoporosis International. 198; 24(4), s594-s595.

2. Hunte, B., Jaquish, J., & Huck, C. (2015). Axial Bone Osteogenic Loading-Type Resistance Therapy Showing BMD and Functional Bone Performance Musculoskeletal Adaptation Over 24 Weeks with Postmenopausal Female Subjects. Journal of Osteoporosis & Physical Activity, 3(146), 2.

3. Watson SL, Weeks BK, Weis L, Horan SA, and Beck BR. (2018). High-Intensity Resistance and Impact Training Improves Bone Mineral Density and Physical Function in Postmenopausal Women With Osteopenia and Osteoporosis: The LIFTMOR Randomized Controlled Trial. Journal Bone Mineral Research 33(2):211-220

4. Watson SL, Weeks BK, Weis L, Horan SA, and Beck BR (2015) Heavy resistance training is safe and improves bone, function and stature in postmenopausal women with low to very low bone mass: Novel early findings from the LIFTMOR trial. Osteoporosis International, 26 (12) 2885-2894.
5. Beck BR and Weis LJ: Translating high intensity loading for osteoporosis to the real world: Two year observations from The Bone Clinic. Research to Practice 2018, Brisbane, Australia, 27-29 March 2018 Annual Scientific Meeting of Exercise and Sports
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