What is the role of Physical Therapy in the treatment of eating disorders? Physical Therapists are experts in physical activity prescription and management among a variety of patient populations. Many examples of the roles Physical Therapists play exist in a number of patient conditions. … [Read more...] about Role of Physical Therapy in the Treatment of Eating Disorders
A Physical Therapist taking the online Building Better Bones course asked several questions regarding introducing an exercise program to clients with a history of osteoporosis and stress fractures. The student also asked about the TRX Suspension System. How to Introduce Exercise Activity After … [Read more...] about Osteoporosis and Stress Fractures
I have a simple tip to make your nordic walking poles safer. Try the LEKI Nordic Walking pole tips for studded traction. Depending on what part of the world you live in, the winter months can be a challenging time for you and your pursuit of your outside activities. When ice or snow are in your … [Read more...] about Nordic Walking Pole Tips
Sets and reps are an integral part of most exercise programs, including the Exercise for Better Bones program. It is important that you understand what is a set and a rep in Exercise for Better Bones before you start your program. What is a Set and a Rep in Exercise for Better Bones? Reps … [Read more...] about What is a Set and a Rep in Exercise for Better Bones?
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?