Exercise for Osteoporosis
- posture reeducation and balance work to prevent falls,
- stability and strength work aiming to improve support of the spine and improve or maintain bone density, and
- mobility exercises are also included to maintain range of movement
These exercises are offered on a one to one basis and our clinical specialist in sports and exercise medicine will tailor the programme to suit each individual’s needs. Sessions last 45 minutes and run on a six-week basis.
Bone is a living, growing tissue which is made up mostly of collagen and calcium phosphate. Throughout our lives, old bone is removed and new bone is added to our skeleton. Peak bone mass (maximum bone density and strength) is reached around age 30. After that time, bone removal slowly begins to exceed bone formation leading to a loss of bone strength.