Can Osteoporosis be Reversed?
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by Margaret Martin
1w ago
Table of Contents Can osteoporosis be reversed without medication such as Fosamax or Prolia?  Depending on your situation, osteoporosis is reversible with a combination of therapeutic exercise and good nutrition. However, I advise my clients to carefully consider medications, especially if they have lost a significant amount of bone and are at risk of fracture. This post will discuss how you can use exercise and nutrition to reverse bone loss. I also include a case study of a client who reversed her osteoporosis. Can Osteoporosis be Reversed? Osteoporosis indicates a loss of bone ..read more
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Whole Body Vibration Side Effects
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by Margaret Martin
3M ago
Table of Contents Whole Body Vibration Side Effects Whole body vibration side effects can be problematic, especially for people with osteoporosis, compression fractures, joint replacements, and eye issues.  Individuals who use high intensity vibration plates need to be aware of the dangers of vibration machines. This post identifies those people who cannot use vibration plates, describes the physics behind vibration plates, discusses vibration therapy for bone health, and defines both high intensity and low intensity whole body vibration. Before we get into vibration plate side eff ..read more
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Power Plate and Bone Density
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by Margaret Martin
3M ago
Table of Contents Power Plate and Bone Density What is the relationship between the Power Plate and bone density? Will the Power Plate increase your bone density or your bone quality? Are Power Plate osteoporosis exercises safe and effective? This post will address each of these questions.  If you are new to vibration platforms, I encourage you to read an article on Whole Body Vibration (WBV) platforms. The article discusses recent research showing that using low intensity vibration will improve the health and quality of your bones, while high intensity whole body vibration platfor ..read more
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Bone Quality vs Bone Density
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by Margaret Martin
3M ago
Table of Contents Bone Quality vs Bone Density The stronger your bones, the greater their ability to withstand fracture. However, what’s the best way to assess the strength of your bones? What do we mean when we compare bone quality vs bone density? This article will answer these questions, discuss how we measure bone quality, provide guidelines on how to improve bone quality, and explore the relationship between bone quality and osteoporosis. Bone Quality and Bone Density The National Cancer Institute defines bone density as a “measure of the amount of minerals (mostly calcium and phos ..read more
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Can You Use a Vibration Plate With a Medical Condition?
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by Margaret Martin
3M ago
Table of Contents Most of my clients with osteoporosis ask me: can you use a vibration plate after hip replacement surgery, or if you have other medical conditions? They have heard about the whole body vibration side effects and contraindications, as well as the potential dangers of vibration machines. They want to use a low intensity vibration (LiV) plate for their bone health, but have concerns about whether it is safe to use. I gathered their questions and posed them to representatives at Marodyne. This section includes Marodyne’s response to each query. I have also added answers ..read more
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Vertebral Compression Fracture Guide
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by Margaret Martin
7M ago
Table of Contents July 16, 2023 No Comments This vertebral compression fracture guide introduces compression fractures and provides an understanding of the causes and treatments for these spinal fractures. What is a Compression Fracture? The American Association of Neurological Surgeons defines a vertebral compression fracture of the spine as a collapse, deformity, and/or loss of height of the vertebra. (1) Causes of Vertebral Compression Fractures Movements that flex our spine increase the compression fracture rate among women with low bone density, osteopenia, and osteo ..read more
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Flexibility for Osteoporosis Guide
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by Margaret Martin
7M ago
Table of Contents July 15, 2023 No Comments This flexibility exercises for osteoporosis guide discusses flexibility and stretching for people diagnosed with osteoporosis, osteopenia, and low bone density. It covers: The importance of flexibility for good posture and body mechanics. How different types of stretches target muscles, nerves, and fascia. Testing for hypermobility and tips to keep you safe when you stretch. Benefits of Flexibility for People With Osteoporosis Many of my clients are concerned about their forward head posture, rounded shoulders, and apparent midse ..read more
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Fall Prevention Guide
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by Margaret Martin
7M ago
Table of Contents In this fall prevention guide, you will learn: Consequences of a fall. Systems that we use to stay upright and steady. Factors that influence our ability to balance and prevent a fall. These include medication, footwear, and strength. Steps you can take to improve your balance and reduce your risk of falling. What is Balance? The Oxford dictionary defines balance as: “An even distribution of weight. This weight distribution enables someone or something to stay upright and steady.” The Consequences of Falling Falls occur at all ages. Children don’t gain the c ..read more
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Weight Bearing Exercise Guide
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by Margaret Martin
7M ago
Table of Contents Welcome to this comprehensive guide to weight bearing exercises for osteoporosis. If you want to learn more about this type of exercise, you are in the right place. Weight bearing exercise is essential for anyone with osteoporosis, osteopenia, or low bone density. It is a major component of a safe and effective osteoporosis exercise program. But how do you determine which weight bearing exercise is right for you? This guide answers that question and more. The guide will: Define weight bearing exercises. Describe the effect that non-weight bearing exercises have on o ..read more
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Core Strength Guide
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by Margaret Martin
7M ago
Table of Contents July 12, 2023 No Comments Welcome to The Guide to Core Strength. This guide will help you safely and progressively build the core strength you deserve. In this guide, you will learn the following: The benefits of a strong core. Core muscle anatomy. Spine anatomy. Core exercises and osteoporosis. Core strength and osteoporosis. Core strength as it relates to spine stability. Core strength and athletic performance. Where to access core strength resources on this site. Five Benefits of Core Strength Here are five benefits of a strong core. Optimal posture ..read more
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