This May is Osteoporosis Month 2015. The National Osteoporosis Foundation is the main sponsor of National Osteoporosis Month and is a member of the International Osteoporosis Foundation. Both have great resources for learning about osteoporosis, it’s risks, treatment, and steps you can take to reduce your risk for developing osteoporosis.
We have been a BStrong4Life™ center since 2010 and with the addition of this program we have substantially expanded what we can do for the patients we see. One big area is in the treating of osteoporosis. The BStrong4Life™ program combines established practices with novel technologies to elicit a maximum improvement in strength, balance, and bone health while taking as little as 15 minutes of your day. We do this using technologies such as whole body vibration (WBV) platforms designed by Power Plate. Papers like this one show that just standing on a WBV platform for 5 minutes a day, 3 days a week can improve bone density up to 2% in just 6 months. Recently the developers of the bioDensity unit we use in our BStrong4Life™ program presented a paper at the World Congress on Osteoporosis, Osteoarthritis and Musculoskeletal Diseases in Milan. Their paper, viewable as a press release at this website, found that in a 1 year of use 14 subjects had an average increased of bone mineral density of 7% in the hip and 7.7% in the spine. These 14 subjects just used the bioDensity unit, and while it is a small scale study, it correlates with bone mineral density results we have seen with patients in our office.
What this all means is, we have a way to effective treat osteoporosis that gets results. With the recent papers that have been published it is no longer a “fringe” treatment but something that we can begin to say is proven. If you or someone you know is worried about what a diagnosis of osteopenia or osteoporosis means to your health, give us a call. We may be able to help. For more on Osteoporosis check out our posts last years Osteoporosis Month. Post 1 Post 2 Post 3
For the Month of May we will offer any patient looking for answers to a diagnosis of osteoporosis or osteopenia a Free consultation and tour of our facility including our WBV and bioDensity units. To learn more about BStrong4Life browse to our Geneva BStrong4Life Center website here.