15 Jan Effective Osteoporosis Management
Clarity’s in-house Exercise Physiologist Erin Parish (aka. EP.EP.) teaches us more about the importance of effective osteoporosis management through exercise:
Osteoporosis and low bone density is an all too common occurrence for many Australians – women AND men alike. I’ve always found this to be a somewhat confronting ‘disease’ for people as it really does sneak up on sufferers, often with absolutely no signs or symptoms. You’re told you have a disease, yet, you don’t feel or look sick. In fact you’re usually pretty active, slim and careful with what you eat.
EP.EP. will be South Australia’s first licensee for a clinically proven management strategy for Osteoporosis and low bone density. Previously access to this incredible program required a trip (or trips) to Queensland. Keep reading to learn more about the program.
I’ve written on Osteoporosis before, in that article I explain a bit more about what Osteoporosis is. Today, I’m just talking about exercise. In particular the type of exercise that will facilitate changes to your bone density. If you’d like to check out the other article you can find it HERE.
We all know exercise is important for overall health, and I think for the most part we all understand that exercise is good to do if you have osteoporosis. Your GP will often mention that exercise is a good option, but it doesn’t always go much further than that.
The type of exercise plays a crucial role in if it will actually be effective, plus safe. This is often the misunderstood aspect of treatment for Osteoporosis and low bone density.
Exercise must be progressive high intensity resistance training AND supervised by a qualified professional.
The Bone Clinic in Queensland has developed exactly that. An incredibly functional and user friendly program that GETS RESULTS. The ONERO program is derived from clinical research into bone density and exercise, and is aligned with Osteoporosis Australia.
That outcome is better than the leading bone restoring medications which cut hip fractures by 40 percent.
Better still, the program actually reversed osteoporosis with three in four women taking part recording an increase in bone density
“The other thing that is exciting is our women seemed to be growing, some had bad posture and dowagers humps and the exercise made them stand straighter and at one stage there was a 1 centimetre difference in height,” says exercise physiologist Dr Belinda Beck who ran the trial.
More than 1,500 Australian women are using the program run by The Bone Clinic in Brisbane.
The clinic estimates it is saving the Queensland government approximately the $697,300 per day in health and hospital costs associated with osteoporotic fractures. **
As you can see from above – this is huge! I am so very passionate about how exercise can be utilised to change a persons state of disease. I am even more excited to be the first ONERO licencee here in South Australia. EP.EP. will be delivering this program as of 2019 and we cannot wait to change the lives of men and women with Osteoporosis and low bone density.
The program comprises of 4 very specific exercises, which place optimal loads onto bones to instigate bone strength and growth. Technique is paramount, sessions are small and always supervised. You begin at a level that is suitable for YOU. For optimal results 2 x 45 minute sessions per week are recommended. It’s important to understand that consistency really is the key to achieving success (this is true for anything in life) and seeing positive changes in bone density.
Something that is vitally important to note is that this program is suitable for anyone – you don’t have to have low bone density or Osteoporosis to be able to participate. In fact this type of training is great for everyone, young, old, male, female; and it is especially empowering for Women.
You can be the first in South Australia to participate in this unique and effective program and EP.EP. would love to have you join! As with all EP.EP. classes you can expect support, fun and results.
To learn more about the Strength Bones Balance – Osteo classes CLICK HERE
** Exercise is better than drugs at beating osteoporosis fractures and building bone
Sue Dunlevy, National Health Reporter, News Corp Australia Network
September 2, 2017 2:27 p.m.