What is OsteoStrong?
OsteoStrong is a membership-based Integrative Health and Wellness Centre with a focus on Musculoskeletal Strengthening.
The four device circuit takes only minutes once per week to complete. Under the direction of a certified coach, members engage in a safe controlled movement on each device that results in a stimulus to the central nervous system triggering osteogenesis or new bone growth.
Each device provides instant biofeedback with a member’s impact emulation
force output measured in kilograms and multiples of body weight.
Data is recorded and a report is sent to the member detailing their progress at the conclusion of each session. We work with the members to achieve their goals, performing testing at key intervals of their membership.
Pharmaceuticals are generally the first line of defence for individuals diagnosed with osteoporosis. Unfortunately, the risk of side effects can make this a complex decision.
Until now there were few exercise-based non- pharmaceutical options that offered significant increases in bone density in a safe manner for even the most high-risk patients.
OsteoStrong offers a highly effective, evidence-based musculoskeletal strengthening program that can be used to compliment pharmaceutical treatment and as a preventative protocol.
Why it works…
The greatest effect on bone strength and health is the result of high-impact activity, and hundreds of studies have confirmed this. Its now been identified that the minimum dose of force required through bone as being over 4 times bodyweight in the hip joint.
As we age, the concept of impact becomes associated with injury therefore adults intentionally avoid impact and as a result even those who engage in exercise often fail to maintain bone health.
BENEFITS OF OSTEOGENIC LOADING
OsteoStrong sessions utilize a series of robotic musculoskeletal treatment devices that allow axial compression of bone to emulate the effect of impact. Because of the robotic optimised positioning of the human body, loading forces go through the human bone that is far higher than those seen in daily activity or exercise. Heavy loading is already understood and recommended by all international bodies of medical education, but at OsteoStrong, we make it safer.
A force of 4.2 multiples of body weight is the minimum required force to trigger bone growth in the hip joint (the most important place to avoid fracture) and peak forces with adults in conventional resistance exercise only show 1.26 to 1.54 multiples of body weight (1).
Who can benefit?
Anyone with Osteopenia or Osteoporosis
Pre and Post-Menopausal women
Deconditioned individuals needing strength and balance training
Anyone with balance and/or fall risk
Individuals experiencing chronic pain
Anyone that wants to get stronger and improve their posture
Anyone in need of post-operative strengthening
Anyone resistant to pharmaceutical treatment
OsteoStrong utilizes a series of robotic musculoskeletal treatment devices utilizing high impact emulation, so that people can get the benefit of impact without the associated risks, providing a physical medicine option that has no side effects with desirable outcomes.
Loading seen in OsteoStrong sessions often exceeds 8 multiples of body weight, which is why bone density growth is so rapid (2,3,4). These forces also trigger changes in muscular density, as well as the thickness the tendons and ligaments which can improve biomechanics, posture and reduce joint pain.
Below is a downloadable PDF of the charts used throughout the site that help summarise and compare research results. All of the research studies used in the creation of these graphs and charts can be found and referenced within the PDF.
BONE DENSITY IMPROVEMENT COMPARISON:
CHANGES IN BONE DENSITY AFTER 12 MONTHS
1American College of Sports Medicine (2009).
ACSM’s Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription, 8th ed. LWW, Philadelphia, PA.
THE OSTEOSTRONG TECHNOLOGY:
OUR PATENT-PENDING SPECTRUM SYSTEM
OsteoStrong uses the Spectrum System to deliver unprecedented results. Spectrum is first-in-class of a new category devices called Robotic Musculoskeletal Development System (RMDS).
Spectrum was invented by the Father of Osteogenic Loading, Dr. John Jaquish, Ph.D. Dr. Jaquish is the Chief Science Advisor for OsteoStrong and author of Osteogenic Loading. Dr. Jaquish has been a frequent speaker at the World Congress on Osteoporosis and is on the board of American Bone Health. His contributions to the OsteoStrong brand have been invaluable in bringing this technology to the world.
Research shows that the stimulus required to trigger osteogenesis (growth of healthy bone tissue) is 4.2 multiples of body weight (4.2 MOB). Achieving that level of stimulus would be difficult for many without the Spectrum System. However, OsteoStrong members easily, safely and without injury or pain, achieve in forces in excess of 5 to 12 times their own body weight. High-impact is one of the most power stimuli the musculoskeletal system can experience. The scientific research shows the results that are available to people of all ages and fitness levels.
Spectrum consists of 4 separate devices. Under the supervision of a trained technician, each Spectrum device allows individual members to experience the precise level of force for their musculoskeletal system. Members only need to experience brief levels of force to get the benefits. The entire circuit only takes few minutes to complete and once the stimulus has been experienced, the central nervous system can trigger osteogenesis.