Osteoporosis Exercise Program - Monday 8.30am - Shenton Park

Event Date
11th Feb 2019 to 1st Apr 2019
Time
8.30 am- 9.30am (no class 4 March)
Duration
1 hour/week for 7 weeks
Registration Closing Date
4th Feb 2019
Venue Information

Seminar room, Wyllie Arthritis Centre

17 Lemnos St Shenton Park

Parking

free parking available in front and behind the building. Free parking also available on the grass verge opposite the centre.

Contact

9388 2199
general@arthritiswa.org.au
Registration
Discounted Online Price $75.00 ea

Event Description

Osteoporosis Exercise

* Registration opens 9am on 26 November.  This program is led by a physiotherapist and is specifically for people who have been diagnosed with osteoporosis or who have experienced a first "low trauma" fracture.  

Event Information

Osteoporosis is a condition characterized by the loss of calcium and other minerals from the
bones. This results in the bone becoming more porous and susceptible to fractures.

Exercise plays a vital role in maintaining bone health because progressive weight-bearing, resistance exercise helps to stimulate new bone growth. Exercise can also maintain muscle strength, mobility, flexibility and balance.  Improving balance and strength reduces the risk of falls and fractures which will result in a substantially improved quality of life.

Osteoporosis requires very specific kinds of exercise. These include resistance exercises such as lifting weights and climbing stairs, high impact exercises such as heel drops and jumps, aerobic exercises like brisk walking and cycling, and balance exercises.

‚Äč‚ÄčArthritis & Osteoporosis WA runs exercise classes specifically designed for people with osteoporosis.  The classes cater for people with all levels of mobility including those with more complex medical conditions who may not be able to exercise in a regular gym. The classes are conducted by physiotherapists, and include information about different aspects of the condition.