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Exercise in the Toronto Chiropractic Treatment Plan for Osteoporosis

Physical activity benefits everyone. Period. For those who deal with some health conditions like osteoporosis, physical activity is even more logical to offset its effects on daily life. Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre sees osteoporotic patients who worry fearfully that they may hurt themselves if they exercise or do too much. Our Toronto chiropractic patients who have osteoporosis are urged to be physically active to reduce that fear and enhance their quality of life.


Quality of life is crucial! Post-menopausal women with osteoporotic vertebral fractures who participated in a 1 hour group exercise session twice a week for 6 months appeared to have significant improvement in functional capacity measures – indicating that they were able to function and move around better - and a decreased risk and fear of falls. (1) That is a big deal! The occurrence of osteoporotic fractures is more than 40% which often culminate in decreased quality of life, greater risk of mortality after the fracture, greater economic demand, depression, loss of independence as well as pain. (2) It is no wonder that our Toronto osteoporotic patients worry about falls! Falling is risky due to the potential damage it can do to bones and the rest of the body which is particularly not good for an osteoporotic with weakened bones! And fear of falling prevents one from fully enjoying life. Exercising or doing physical activities that you can safely do is important!


Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre is mindful that not every patient follows through on our exercise recommendation. No shame or guilt from Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre! It’s human nature. We would like to see our Toronto osteoporosis patients boost their activity level in some way as we know it will have a beneficial effect. In a review of 20 published studies (1824 patients), exercise significantly increased lumbar spine and femoral neck bone mineral density and alleviated pain for primary osteoporosis patients. (3) Another study that is on-going is testing how a 24-weeks-of-a-individualized exercise routine of aerobic and strength training exercises may expectantly positively affect muscle strength, balance, and bone mineral density as well as pain. (4) With you, Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre will find the right mix of activities to raise your desire to participate in some physical activity exercise!

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Osteoporotic patients must know that physical activity and exercise benefits them physically and mentally, improving their quality of life. Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Kevin Moriarty on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes treatment of a compression fracture of bone following The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management. Then, make your Toronto chiropractic appointment soon! We are privileged to be your healthcare partner as you manage osteoporosis.

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