What is the hypermobility test that you or your Physical Therapist can do to determine if you have hypermobility syndrome? What are the implications for you if you happen to have hypermobililty syndrome? I discuss these issues in this video blog and work with Victoria — one of my clients — to … [Read more...] about Hypermobility Test
The rebounder trampoline is a popular exercise equipment. Readers ask me if using the rebounder trampoline will build bone density and improve skeletal health. They also ask if the rebounder is safe to use for someone with osteoporosis or low bone density and are there better exercise alternatives … [Read more...] about Rebounder Trampoline
Milk is not the magic bullet in the fight against osteoporosis. In fact many people are surprised to learn that the research around milk and osteoporosis is controversial and far from conclusive when it comes to milk and decreased risk of osteoporotic fractures. Milk and Dairy: Good or Bad for … [Read more...] about Does Milk Prevent Osteoporosis?
I recently committed to make daily meditation part of my health routine. I decided to achieve this goal with a mindfulness meditation app on my iPhone. Here are the Meditation Studio App and Buddhify Meditation App reviews to help you choose the app that is best for you. Each app has its own … [Read more...] about Meditation Studio App and Buddhify Meditation App Reviews
The side lying leg lifts (or side lying leg raises) exercise is a corner stone of many Physical Therapy exercise programs because it plays an important role in keeping our hip and knees strong. Let's cover how to do these exercises correctly. But before we do that, we should discuss the benefits of … [Read more...] about How to Do the Side Lying Leg Lift
Nitrate rich foods, such as red beetroot and celery, can play an important role in the health of your bones. Nitric oxide (NO), a molecule generated from nitrates inside nitrate rich food items, has the potential to positively affect bone. Nitric Oxide is involved in a variety of body processes, … [Read more...] about Nitrate Rich Food Items and Your Bone Health
In this blog, I demonstrate the Bow and Arrow exercise. It is one of the Beginner level Strength exercises in the Exercise for Better Bones program and is designed to strengthen the upper and middle back muscles, as well as target the spine. Bow and Arrow Exercise • Description With your … [Read more...] about Bow and Arrow Exercise
How long can you take Prolia injections and are there any risks of discontinuing Prolia? What are the Prolia side effects and how long do Prolia side effects last? Can you stop taking Prolia? These are some of the questions individuals struggle with when a physician recommends Prolia. Many of the … [Read more...] about How Long Can You Take Prolia Injections
In this blog I will demonstrate three row exercise variations including the bent over row exercise, the one arm dumbbell row exercise, and the single leg row. Each of these row exercise variations is a dumbbell row exercise. I will also answer the question: what muscles do rows work? Row Exercise • … [Read more...] about Row Exercise Variations
In today's post, I cover how to safely unload your washer and dryer if you have osteoporosis, compression fractures or weak joints. The video demonstrates how to unload your laundry from a front-loading dryer. Later in the post I provide instructions on how to unload a top-loading washer or … [Read more...] about How to Safely Unload Your Washer and Dryer
In this blog I present two forward lunge exercise variations. Forward Lunge Exercise Variations The two forward lunge exercise variations presented are part of the Exercise for Better Bones Program. The two variations are: Forward Lunge Exercise • Beginner Level Forward Lunge Exercise • In … [Read more...] about Forward Lunge Exercise
A reader recently told me that she was unable to wear a weighted vest and asked if I could I recommend a waist weight belt for walking and aerobic exercise. She wondered in the waist weight belt could increase weight bearing load on bones while exercising and increase bone density. Table … [Read more...] about Can a Waist Weight Belt Increase Bone Density?
Individuals with osteoporosis and a history of vertebral compression fractures need to do exercises that strengthen the spine and back. Exercises for the spine and back are especially important if you have had a vertebral compression fracture because the risk of further compression fractures … [Read more...] about Exercises for Osteoporosis of the Spine
The Chair Squats exercise is one of the Active level strength exercises in the Exercise for Better Bones program. The chair squats targets the quadriceps, buttocks and the hips. Chair Squats The chair squat is something that allows you to get control over one of the most basic tasks that … [Read more...] about Chair Squats
What is it like to live with a compression fracture? Are there effective ways to treat a compression fracture with Physical Therapy? Do I recommend specific exercises for my clients with compression fractures? Is there a best way to sleep with a compression fracture? I answer each of these questions … [Read more...] about How to Treat a Compression Fracture