Exercise for Osteoporosis.

Osteoporosis is quickly becoming a major health issue for a significant amount of people, with Osteoporosis Australia reporting that every 5-6 minutes an Australian is admitted to hospital with an osteoporotic fracture. This figure is due to almost double by 2021.

About Exercise for Osteoporosis

Exercise not only improves and maintains bone health but also increases the size, strength and capacity of muscles. This is important as we get older to improve balance and prevent falls, and their potential consequences such as broken bones.

Our Gym classes can provide you with a suitable exercise program (including resistance training, Pilates exercises and balance exercises), as well as providing education on how to deal with the increased risk of Osteoporosis, which usually increases with age.

Our Physiotherapists happily communicate with your GP or specialist if a multidisciplinary approach is of benefit.

What To Expect

To ensure our allied health professionals can provide an exercise programme which is both appropriate for your needs, challenging, and helps you work towards your exercise goals, we generally require you to attend the following:

  • 1:1 Gym Assessment: where your instructor will speak to you about your medical history, past issues and your fitness goals. They will also undertake a number of tests and assessments to get an overall picture of your current levels of fitness. Following this assessment, your instructor will develop your personalized programme ready for your 1:1s.
  • 1-2 Gym 1:1s: These 1:1 sessions are held in our Gym Studio, where you will be taken through the different exercises in your programme. This is an important part of the process, as it educates you on the proper technique required for each exercise, and what weights or settings you should start with
  • Starting Classes: We have a wide range of times and days available for Gym classes which you can view here. To ensure maximum 1:1 attention and support, our classes are limited to 5 per session. We offer casual bookings (booking one class at a time) as well as recurring bookings (the same class each week).

How to Book

To book with any of our experienced & qualified allied health staff, you can:

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