Reverse Osteoporosis

Once-a-week, 15-minute workouts increase bone density.

From the beehive of the ’60s to the long waves that are popular with many women today, Evelyn* has fashioned dozens of hairstyles across her 55-year career as a hairdresser. If she has her way, she’ll fashion dozens more before she’s done.Photos courtesy of OsteoStrong.

“I’m 76 years old, and I have a hard time thinking about quitting because I love my customers and absolutely love what I do,” says Evelyn, an Ohio native who got into hairdressing because she no longer wanted to work in a factory.

“I worked in a Rubbermaid® plant making all the containers and decided I wanted something better,” she says. “In my off time, friends were always asking me to do their hair, so I decided to become a professional hairdresser.”

Evelyn’s dedication to her profession is so great that, a few years ago, she began a specialized exercise routine designed in part to give her the physical strength to stay on her feet through her long days at work.

“I started it after I learned I had osteopenia and was close to getting osteoporosis,” Evelyn reveals. “I was trying to figure out what to do, and one of the ladies at the salon showed me an article in Florida Health Care News about OsteoStrong, so I decided to try it.”

Revolutionary Program

OsteoStrong is a revolutionary program that has helped more than 25,000 people reverse the negative effects of osteoporosis and its precursor, osteopenia, two potentially severe conditions that can greatly increase the risk of bone breaks throughout the body.

Found most often in post-menopausal women, osteopenia and osteoporosis develop when new bone growth fails to keep pace with natural bone degeneration to the point where bone mineral density becomes dangerously low.

About 54 million Americans have osteopenia, osteoporosis or low bone mass, the latter of which also places them at increased risk for the hip, spine, wrist and other bone breaks that are most commonly associated with osteoporosis.

Osteoporosis can even cause some to lose height, as it can affect the bones in the spine and lead to a stooped posture. Considered a silent disease by many physicians, osteoporosis often goes undetected until a bone fracture occurs, and it’s not exclusive to women.

Statistics show that while one in two women will suffer from an osteoporosis-related fracture at some point in her life, one in four men will suffer from a similar incident. Those odds are what prompted Evelyn to check out OsteoStrong.

“I was actually thinking about having stem cell therapy for a problem I was having with my left hip,” Evelyn says. “But after I read the article about OsteoStrong in the paper, I decided to try that instead. I’m really glad I did.”

The OsteoStrong program is designed to help people such as Evelyn rebuild bone through once-a-week, 15-minute sessions that utilize proprietary equipment to achieve osteogenesis.

The equipment includes four bio-mechanical machines that allow users to be placed in the safest and strongest position. During these sessions, the user can safely exert pressure four to 12 times their body weight.

“I’m such a fan of OsteoStrong that I’ve recommended it to some friends and to some of my customers.” – Evelyn

“The difference between our equipment and that used at a traditional gym is our equipment is focused to strengthen the skeletal system, which means tension is developed without contraction of the muscle,” states Bill Atterbury, owner of OsteoStrong near The Villages.

“There is no force pushing against you, which means you create the force. On the leg press, for example, I’ve had ladies in their 80s who weigh 100 pounds press 1,000 pounds. That’s because the equipment is designed to keep you in a safe position.

“For a person who weighs 100 pounds to develop new bone working out on traditional equipment, they would need to create a resistance of well over 400 pounds. That simply cannot be done for 99 percent of all people in a gym environment because it involves weights that they couldn’t physically move. Or, if they could move them, they’d be at high risk of injury.”

Resistance Yields Results

To understand the difference, Bill invites people to come in and try the equipment at the new location near The Villages, noting that his facility offers a complimentary tour and session that allow newcomers to experience the OsteoStrong program.

OsteoStrong improves bone density from 7 to 14 percent a year.

“What we do at OsteoStrong is help people build a stronger skeletal system, which further allows them to live a healthier, more active lifestyle,” Bill adds. “That’s why I felt it was so important to open an OsteoStrong facility near The Villages.

“I’m a Village resident myself, and I know that the people who live in this area are very conscientious about living healthy, active lives. If I can help give them another 10 or 15 years of that healthy, active lifestyle, then that’s a winning situation for all involved.

“That’s why we targeted The Villages, because this is an amazing concept based on a century-old theory called Wolff’s Law that looked into the body’s own natural adaptive response to growing new bone and improving bone density.

“Through that theory and years of research, we have come to learn that when you put certain forces on the bones, the body responds by growing new bone tissue. That’s a known medical fact. And the results of these short sessions are absolutely amazing.

“On average, our studies have found that OsteoStrong improves people’s bone density from 7 to 14 percent per year. Also, people will increase their strength by an average of 73 percent over their first year at OsteoStrong.”

Bill also points out that similar studies show that doing an OsteoStrong session more than once a week does not promote any additional benefit. As a result, the workouts are not only impactful, but time efficient. And their benefits go far beyond reversing osteoporosis.

They can also help to alleviate pain and suffering associated with arthritis, fibromyalgia, knee and back pain, neuropathy, Type II diabetes and vertigo, and improve posture, strength and balance.
Bill encourages men and women of all ages to accept his invitation to try out the OsteoStrong equipment. He further notes it’s important to know that osteoporosis is not a disorder that is exclusive to a specific age group or gender.

“Osteoporosis is not something that only happens to old people,” he explains. “We have clients from young to old and everything in between. And men are not immune. When they start losing their testosterone, their bone loss becomes more rapid.

“In addition to helping them recover from it, OsteoStrong wants to help educate people about bone loss. The skeletal framework is the most important part of the body, and you need to take care of it and be aware of changes to it.”

Routinely Recommended

Photos courtesy of OsteoStrong.

OsteoStrong improves bone density from 7 to 14 percent a year.

Evelyn, who visits the South Pasadena location every Monday morning, has been doing the 15-minute OsteoStrong sessions for nearly three years. She says the workouts have had a major impact on her health and well-being.

“I remember that my hip started feeling better right away, after just two or three workouts,” Evelyn reports. “I decided that since I was feeling that much better that fast, I might as well go ahead and stick with the workouts.

“Now, my hip never hurts me at all, and the workout is such a part of my normal routine that I really miss it if I can’t get there for some reason. But I always make sure to get there during the week because it’s done so many good things for me.

“That first bone scan I had a few years ago showed I had osteopenia and was close to getting osteoporosis, but on the one I got last year, it showed that my bone density had increased significantly, and I don’t have osteopenia anymore.

“I really enjoy the workouts because it gets your body going, and I always feel great afterward. I’m such a fan of OsteoStrong that I’ve recommended it to some friends and to some of my customers. It’s great. I love it, and I love what it’s done for me.”

*Patient’s name withheld at her request.

 

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