In this episode Janet and Nikki discuss practical exercise guidelines and precautions for osteoporosis and osteopenia.
They cover the clinical definition, populations who are at risk and ways to increase bone density and reduce the risk of fractures and injury.
Areas of the body most vulnerable to bone loss:
Contraindications for osteoporosis:
- Loaded flexion
- Flexion with rotation
Exercise suggestions for osteoporosis and osteopenia:
- Moderate impact exercise to load the bones (weight training, walking, ect)
- Thoracic extension
- Balance and coordination training to reduce the risk of falling