Osteoporosis & Physical Activity

The Osteogenic loading therapy intervention resulted in statistically significant increases in functional loading of bone based on self-imposed loading to fatigue of 3.2 (+/-1.0 SD) MOB to 7.2 (+/-2.0 SD) MOB in hip/lower extremity loading and 0.98 (+/-0.32 SD) MOB to 1.97 (+/-0.57 SD) MOB in the loading of the spine. A 131% and 126% increase was recorded in musculoskeletal functional kinetic chain ability respectively. The DXA subgroup saw BMD (g/cm2) increases of 14.9% (+/- 11.5% SD) in the hip, and 16.6% (+/- 12.2% SD) in the spine.

Katherine Forbes

Nashville, TN