ONERO FOR OSTEOPOROSIS
What is OneroTM?
OneroTM is a high intensity resistance and impact exercise program to strengthen bone and muscle. The program is especially designed for people with low bone mass.
OneroTM must be supervised by an accredited ONEROTM practitioner (physiotherapist or exercise physiologist) to ensure it is delivered safely.
OneroTM is an evidence–based exercise program developed from the LIFTMOR study, conducted at Griffith University under the supervision of Professor Belinda Beck, and recently published in the Journal of Bone Mineral Research (2018). Since 2015, OneroTM has been implemented at The Bone Clinic in six south-east Queensland locations. Like the LIFTMOR findings, ongoing data collection at The Bone Clinic sites indicates that OneroTM increases bone mass, improves posture and decreases falls in clinic patients. Results show that 86% of patients increased bone mass at the lumbar spine and 69% of patients increased bone mass at the hip. Those results were recently presented at the annual scientific meeting of the American Society of Bone and Mineral Research in Montreal (2018).
How different is OneroTM to what I’m currently doing? Not all exercise improves bone mass.
Professor Beck says “When it comes to our bones the research tells us not all exercise is equal. In fact, exercise that is targeted, supervised and focuses on resistance and impact training is best.”
Low intensity exercise is not considered to be an effective strategy to build bone. OneroTM is based on the LIFTMOR study which has shown that certain kinds of high intensity loading can be both safe and effective even for people with low bone mass if supervised under the right conditions. Injuries, which can be a concern in the frail older population, are rare from OneroTM training when properly supervised.
This does not mean other types of exercise are not beneficial for muscle and bone health. Many forms of exercise will provide subtle benefits for your bones (see examples in table below). The difference is that the higher intensity OneroTM exercises appear to be more effective, based on findings from the LIFTMOR study, when compared to other forms or intensities of exercise.
How can I start OneroTM?
First, you must locate an accredited Onero practitioner - we have 2 at Revive Ashgrove
The safety of OneroTM depends on an initial assessment of your current health status by an accredited OneroTM practitioner. This initial assessment is mandatory. The assessment of your current health status will facilitate the adaptation of OneroTM training by your accredited OneroTM practitioner in its initial stages so you will be able to participate and minimise any risk of injury or exacerbation of existing conditions.
After the initial assessment, you can commence OneroTM training with your accredited OneroTM practitioner who will provide close supervision as you continue to train with them.
After 12 months of monitored OneroTM training, your accredited OneroTM practitioner will perform a review assessment in order to determine if you have had any changes in your balance, posture and other functional outcomes related to your risk of fracture.
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