Scientific research has proven that bone density loss as a result of osteoporosis can be stopped and that bone density can actually be increased over time using simple, progressive resistance exercise interventions.  Typically, initial recommendations include increasing calcium, magnesium, and vitamin D intake, yet research has shown this has almost no effect.  The reason is simple - your body has no reason to use these!  This excess of minerals and vitamin will simply be excreted from the body.  In order for your body to actually use the nutrients you are providing it, there must be an increased stress placed on your bones.  In particular, progressive resistance exercise has been proven very effective at increasing bone density.

Preventive Health Initiative offers one-on-one resistance exercise interventions provided by a health professional in our private Nashville office in order to stop bone loss and increase your bone density.  We do ask that you receive approval from your primary care physician if you have had an osteoporosis diagnosis before beginning this program which is most appropriate for those with mild to moderate bone loss.  This program may also be used for prevention before even being officially diagnosed with bone loss. 

One in three women, and one in five men above 50 years of age are at risk of osteoporosis. Osteoporosis affects men and women of all races, however, White and Asian women, especially older women who are past menopause are at highest risk.  If you are in one of these risk groups but have not yet been diagnosed with osteoporosis, it's time to begin thinking about prevention. Medications are available to treat osteoporosis, but most of these drugs can have major side effects such as developing atypical femoral fracture or osteonecrosis of the jaw with chances increasing the longer you take bisphosphonates.  Other less severe side effects are more common so it is advisable to attempt non-pharmaceutical treatments if possible.

Our interventions are active progressive resistance exercises with education and counseling provided during the activity.  In addition, this program is meant to be educational so you don't have to rely on us indefinitely.  The goal is for you to be able to maintain these learned interventions on your own either at home or at a local wellness facility.  The key is that the force on bones must be progressive to have the best effect.  We'll show you how to accomplish that.


Research References:

The effects of progressive resistance training on bone density: a review


Wilhelm, Mark, et al. "Effect of Resistance Exercises on Function in Older Adults with Osteoporosis or Osteopenia: A Systematic Review." Physiotherapy Canada, vol. 64, no. 4, Oct. 2012, pp. 386-394. EBSCOhost, doi:10.3138/ptc.2011-31BH.

Muscle Training for Bone Strength

Suominen H.Aging Clin Exp Res. 2006 Apr;18(2):85-93. doi: 10.1007/BF03327422.PMID: 16702776 


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Nashville Integrated Medicine Building
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