Get A Load Of This

Osteogenic loading sessions reduce injury risk, expedite healing.

Even before the coronavirus sparked a new exodus, youth sports suffered from a shortage of on-field game officials. Unruly parents were the primary reason, and Jake Jakubek understands why so many officials took flight from them.

"It’s a great program, and I definitely recommend it." - Jake

“It’s a great program, and I definitely recommend it.” – Jake

 

Jake, 61, used to officiate football at all levels, but he lost his desire for the youth game a few years ago. Since then, he has concentrated on high school football and girls softball. 

It’s not unusual for Jake to officiate four or more softball games a week. Between that and his regular job as an optimization specialist for a third-party logistics company, Jake doesn’t have a lot of free time to burn.

“I stay pretty busy,” Jake confirms. “I don’t have a lot of time to work out and things like that, which is something I also like to do, so I recently went looking for something along those lines that fit my schedule a little better.

“At the same time, I was looking for something that would help me build bone and skeletal strength because I’m getting older and I’m aware of some of the problems that bone loss can lead to. That’s how I discovered OsteoStrong.”

Rebuilding Bone

OsteoStrong is a revolutionary, integrative health and wellness program developed primarily to help people reverse the negative effects of bone loss and improve skeletal strength.

At its core is a once-a-week, 15-minute osteogenic loading session that has proven effective at helping people rebuild bone and improve balance, posture and strength by using proprietary equipment designed to achieve osteogenesis. 

The equipment includes four biomechanical machines that allow users to perform resistance-based pushing and pulling exercises with their arms and/or legs. During these sessions, users are able to safely exert pressure four to 12 times their body weight. 

“The difference between our biomechanical equipment and traditional gym equipment is that our devices create an osteogenic load, which means tension is developed without contraction of the muscle,” states Oxana Voinarevich, owner of OsteoStrong Boca Raton.

There is no force pushing against you, which means you create the force. For example, on the lower-body growth trigger device, I’ve had ladies in their 80s who weigh 100 pounds produce 1,000 pounds of force.

“For a person who weighs 100 pounds to develop new bone using traditional weight equipment, they would need to lift more than 400 pounds. That simply can’t be done by 99 percent of all people in a gym environment because it involves weights they couldn’t physically move. And if they could move them, they’d be at high risk for injury.”

The OsteoStrong program is the culmination of 12 years of research into the body’s adaptive response to bone growth and muscle development. That’s why it’s considered an ideal alternative to medications in the fight against osteoporosis and its precursor, osteopenia.

Found most often in postmenopausal women, osteoporosis and osteopenia 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 suffer these conditions, which can increase the possibility of bone breaks. Osteoporosis can even cause some to lose height as its effect on the spine can lead to a stooped posture.

Considered a silent disease by many physicians, osteoporosis often goes undetected until a fracture occurs. But OsteoStrong has helped more than 25,000 people reverse the negative effects of these conditions. And it does so in an impactful way.

“On average, our studies show that OsteoStrong improves bone density from 7 to 14 percent a year,” Oxana states. “In addition, people will increase their strength by an average of 73 percent during their first year on the program.”

Research shows that in addition to aiding in the fight against osteopenia and osteoporosis, OsteoStrong can also help alleviate the symptoms associated with arthritis, fibromyalgia, knee and back injuries, neuropathy, Type 2 diabetes and vertigo.

Similar studies show that completing an OsteoStrong session more than once a week does not promote any additional benefit. As a result, the sessions are not only impactful, but also time efficient.

Noting its effect on an array of conditions and the fact that osteoporosis is not exclusive to any age group or gender, Oxana invites people of all ages to try the OsteoStrong devices at the Boca Raton location, where a complimentary session is offered to all newcomers.

“Osteoporosis is not something that develops only when we get older,” she explains. “As a result, we have clients from young to old, and men are not immune; when men start losing their testosterone, their bone loss becomes more rapid.”

In addition to helping people recover from bone loss, Oxana wants to help educate them about the body’s skeletal framework. She says that framework “is the most important part of the body, and people need to take care of it and be aware of changes to it.”

Red Light Therapy

Maintaining a strong skeletal framework is one of the reasons Jake expressed interest in OsteoStrong. Another was his hope that the program would further help him recover from a right knee injury he suffered a few years ago.

“I got hurt refereeing a football game,” Jake reveals. “I got hurt pretty good, too. I broke two small bones in my knee and tore my meniscus, but the orthopedist told me not to get surgery, so I just rehabbed it.”

The rehabilitation regimen helped alleviate a great deal of Jake’s knee pain, yet years later his knee still bothered him on occasion. That is until he began the OsteoStrong program. Since then, Jake has barely had to give his knee a second thought.

“It’s actually been very good of late,” Jake says of his knee. “I’ve also noticed that my balance is better since I started the OsteoStrong program. As an umpire, you have to get down in a crouch behind the plate and I sometimes felt a bit awkward doing that, as if I was going to fall over. Now I feel like my balance has been a lot better. I feel stronger, too.”

Jake believes his regular use of OsteoStrong’s biomechanical machines is at the core of his steadily improving health, but he also gives credit to another advanced therapy available at OsteoStrong.

“I also take advantage of the red light therapy,” Jake says.

Also known as infrared therapy, red light therapy helps cells throughout the body regenerate and repair themselves. During the process, the circulation of oxygen rich blood improves, and that fosters faster healing of deep tissue, which alleviates pain.

“It’s all working out really well for me,” Jake says of the OsteoStrong program. “I’ve even noticed that since I’ve been going there, I don’t get as tired or sore after doing things like officiating a game. It’s a great program, and I definitely recommend it.”

© FHCN article by Roy Cummings. Photos by Jordan Pysz. mkb
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