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  • Q&A with Australian Health Practitioners

    What is the treatment for osteoporosis?

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  • Osteoporosis Australia (OA) is a national not-for-profit. Our vision is Healthy Bones for all Australians. Education, awareness and research can help combat osteoporosis and reduce … View Profile

    The treatment for osteoporosis involves lifestyle changes and medication. Since severity of osteoporosis has a large scope, it’s important to discuss treatment with your doctor. General information about lifestyle changes and medication can be found on the Osteoporosis Australia website on (www.osteoporosis.org.au)

  • Carlie Marshall

    Exercise Physiologist

    I am an exercise physiologist specialising in exercise prescription for chronic disease management. I currently run group exercise classes for people living with heart and … View Profile

    There is a lot of good information on the Osteoporosis Australia website however one thing that doesn't appear to be covered very well is the use of exercise as a tool to manage bone health and minimise falls risk.
    Weight bearing and strengthening exercises are effective in stimulating the bone remodelling process and are an important lifestyle component of osteoporosis management.  The severity of osteoporosis, the location and other health conditions may affect what exercises are suitable for you so it is best to consult with an exercise physiologist about this. The following website may help www.exerciseismedicine.org.au
    With osteoporosis your bones are at a greater risk of fracturing as a result of a fall and this can have debilitating consequences on your health and quality of life. Balance, reaction, coordination exercises are therefore extremely important to help minimise falls and fracture risk (along with a long list of other things like good footwear, reducing trip hazards, adequate lighting, certain medications etc) .

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