We have ample research demonstrating that weight-bearing exercises can help build bone density and quality. In addition, the health benefits of Omega 3 supplementation have been well documented. But do researchers know if exercise coupled with Omega 3 supplementation yields better Bone Mineral … [Read more...] about Omega 3 Osteoporosis and Exercise
Mark is a Physiotherapist currently taking the online MelioGuide Building Better Bones continuing education course. He contacted me with several questions related osteoporosis in young women. He has been treating a young woman with osteoporosis and he wanted to talk about her condition and treatment … [Read more...] about Osteoporosis in Young Women
A reader contacted me and asked, does osteoporosis cause pain in the hips? She experiences pain in her hip when she exercises and was concerned if it was osteoporosis. Does Osteoporosis Cause Pain in the Hips? Marilyn is a reader of this blog and here is her question. My DEXA score for my right … [Read more...] about Does Osteoporosis Cause Pain in the Hips?
Over the past few years an increasing number of my patients with low to moderate fracture risk have been prescribed a bisphosphonate. To help my patients (and readers of this blog), I have prepared this blog post with my recommended bisphosphonates osteoporosis guidelines. Bisphosphonates … [Read more...] about Bisphosphonates Osteoporosis Guidelines
A student of my Physical Therapy continuing education course for Physical Therapists on the treatment of osteoporosis, Building Better Bones, asked me to discuss if a client has postmenopausal osteoporosis symptoms. There are a number physical postmenopausal osteoporosis symptoms that can help … [Read more...] about Postmenopausal Osteoporosis Symptoms
Will the Power Plate Vibration Machine alone increase your bone density? Is the Power Plate a good exercise routine for people with osteoporosis? I recently wrote an article on Whole Body Vibration (WBV) platforms. Recent research indicates that using a Whole Body Vibration will not increase the … [Read more...] about Power Plate Review • Will It Increase Bone Density?
Can a 94 year-young retired animator practice dynamic balance exercises for elderly such as agility ladder exercises for seniors, stepping response, and other agility drills? Are there safe seniors balance exercises that older adults can do to reduce their risk of a fall? In this blog I cover a … [Read more...] about Dynamic Standing Balance Exercises for Elderly
I asked several clients to help me do this weighted vest for osteoporosis review. We took a bunch of vests that we had and each person tried a couple of osteoporosis vests. Each person provided a personal weighted vest review. They discussed how they use them to exercise, workout, during daily … [Read more...] about Weighted Vest for Osteoporosis Review
On April 28th the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario announced that I was the recipient of the 2011 Award of Distinction. The Award recognizes the significant contributions and achievements of a physiotherapist through excellence in practice and the broader community. This is a great honor … [Read more...] about 2011 Award of Distinction
I was recently contacted by a Physiotherapist who completed my MelioGuide Building Better Bones course on osteoporosis prevention, treatment and management. She asked if I could suggest an alternative to the Chair Sit and Reach Test in the Senior Fitness Test. This article is a part of my … [Read more...] about Chair Sit and Reach Test Alternative for Senior Fitness Test
Walking is a great exercise. It has many health benefits — both physical and mental. But is walking good for your bones and will it prevent osteoporosis? I answer these questions and more in this blog post. At the end of this blog, I have a bonus section where I provide tips on how to keep … [Read more...] about Is Walking Good for Your Bones?
A number of my patients ask me if there such a thing as osteoporosis in the neck? Can you experience osteoporosis neck pain? Are there osteoporosis neck symptoms you should be looking out for? Osteoporosis in Neck When I probe them further for more information, they tell me that their DEXA Bone … [Read more...] about Osteoporosis Neck Pain
A number of recent studies have looked into whole body vibration therapy contraindications and the effects of whole body therapy platforms on the health of bones. Bone is living tissue that responds well to a mechanical stimulus such as movement. This technical article on whole body vibration … [Read more...] about Whole Body Vibration Therapy Contraindications
Periodically clients ask me if they should invest in a whole body vibration machine to treat their osteoporosis. My preferred Physical Therapy modality is, of course, an evidence-based osteoporosis exercise program tailored to their needs. However, some clients have mobility limitations, in which … [Read more...] about Whole Body Vibration Therapy for Osteoporosis and Bone Density
I love to shovel snow. In the winter months it is one of the few times that I get to see and visit with my neighbours. The visiting part is good because it allows me to take a little break. When I am catching up push back on my shovel handle and arch my back in the opposite direction that … [Read more...] about Shovelling Snow Safety