Charity's new expert consensus statement on physical activity and exercise for osteoporosis launched
03 Dec 2018
Today sees the launch of Strong, Steady and Straight: an expert consensus statement on physical activity and exercise for osteoporosis, developed by the National Osteoporosis Society with leading clinical experts and exercise professionals.
The statement was previewed yesterday at the charity's biennial healthcare professional conference, Osteoporosis 2018, ahead of its public release today.
Strong, Steady and Straight - designed as a resource for healthcare and exercise professionals - aims to improve understanding about safe and effective physical activity and exercise for those with osteoporosis and vertebral fractures.
This will lead to patients receiving better advice on correct exercises and movements that may strengthen bones, reduce fracture risk and help with the pain and symptoms associated with spinal fractures.
Sarah Leyland, Osteoporosis Nurse Consultant at the National Osteoporosis Society, said:
“Research has shown that people with osteoporosis are desperate for more information on exercise and physical activity because they want to be confident that recommended exercises help their bones and are safe for them to do.
"This information is simply not available at present, and people with osteoporosis - who desperately need to do more exercise - are left to figure things out for themselves, make sense of often conflicting advice, or - worst of all - not bother with exercise at all."
The charity is also developing new resources for the public - launching soon - to help them understand how to exercise safely and effectively.
Sarah Leyland continues:
"Our new resources will at long last provide the exercise information and guidance people affected by osteoporosis so desperately need.”
If you're healthcare or exercise professional, get your copy of Strong, Steady & Straight: an expert consensus statement on physical activity and exercise for osteoporosis, now.