Many of my patients are seniors living an active lifestyle. However, a number of them have osteoporosis in the hip. Because a fall can happen at any time, the chance of a fracture limits their activity level. I recommend that they wear hip pad protectors when they are active. Unfortunately, the … [Read more...] about The Best Hip Pad Protectors for Active Seniors
Osteoporosis Exercise Equipment
Osteoporosis Exercise Equipment
In this section I cover equipment you might use for your osteoporosis exercise program. Although the MelioGuide Exercise for Better Bones Program requires a minimum of equipment, there are times when people like the latest gear. I present information on this osteoporosis exercise equipment here. Equipment I discuss includes weighted vests, gym equipment, whole body vibration platforms and other gear.
Whole Body Vibration Therapy for Osteoporosis and Bone Density
This post examines whether low intensity whole body vibration therapy is appropriate for the treatment of osteoporosis. It also presents the health risks associated with high intensity whole vibration platforms. If you are considering a whole body vibration platform, I encourage you to read this … [Read more...] about Whole Body Vibration Therapy for Osteoporosis and Bone Density
Marodyne LiV Review
This Marodyne LiV review covers the benefits of the LiV (Low Intensity Vibration), who should use it, and how to set up the device so that you get the most out of your investment. The Marodyne LiV is a low intensity vibration platform that emits vertical, low intensity vibrations that originate … [Read more...] about Marodyne LiV Review
Hyper Vest Elite Review
The people at Hyperwear just introduced their next generation weighted vest, the Hyper Vest Elite. They asked me to review the vest and share my finding with you. Here goes! Hyperwear Hyper Vest Elite Hyperwear builds the best weighted vests on the market today. Four years ago I reviewed … [Read more...] about Hyper Vest Elite Review
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
Can a Waist Weight Belt Increase Bone Density?
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?
Use a Burst Resistant Exercise Ball
Many of the exercises in your exercise program (and a number in Exercise for Better Bones and Strengthen Your Core) use an exercise ball. For you personal safety, I strongly encourage you to use a burst resistant exercise ball. In the video, I explain why this piece of exercise equipment is so … [Read more...] about Use a Burst Resistant Exercise Ball
Hyper Vest Pro Review
A reader in Los Angeles contacted me and asked my opinion on the Hyper Vest Pro Weight Vest from Hyperwear for osteoporosis exercise. Weighted vests are a popular exercise items for people with osteoporosis who want to weight bear throughout their body when they exercise or are active throughout … [Read more...] about Hyper Vest Pro Review
Ice Cleats for Boots Review
Slippery walking conditions created by ice can lead to falls and debilitating fractures. Many of my clients avoid walking outdoors during winter for fear of falling. It does not have to be this way. Footwear, including ice cleats for boots, designed for ice and snow can provide the stability you … [Read more...] about Ice Cleats for Boots Review
IronWear Weighted Vest for Women Review
Ginger is a new client of mine. She uses the IronWear Weighted Vest. Ginger recently visited my clinic and asked that I review her exercise program. While reviewing her exercise routine, Ginger showed me the vest. Meet Ginger She has a small build and is concerned about her bone health and, … [Read more...] about IronWear Weighted Vest for Women Review
Nordic Walking Pole Tips
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
Power Plate Review • Will It Increase Bone Density?
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 low intensity vibration will improve the … [Read more...] about Power Plate Review • Will It Increase Bone Density?
Weighted Vest for Osteoporosis Review
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
Juvent 1000 Dynamic Motion Therapy Platform Review
I am a Physical Therapist and I specialize in treating patients with osteoporosis. In 2010, I had the opportunity to test the Juvent 1000 Dynamic Motion Therapy (DMT) Platform at a Physical Therapy training course. I decided to evaluate the whole body vibration Juvent 1000 Dynamic Motion Platform … [Read more...] about Juvent 1000 Dynamic Motion Therapy Platform Review