I recently completed the course, Lower Quadrant – Advanced Application, at Washington University in St. Louis. The instructor was Dr. Shirley Sahrmann, a respected Professor of Physical Therapy, author, researcher, and leading thinker in the area of movement impairment syndromes. Dr. Sahrmann is 76 years of age. She was very active throughout the course and displayed […]
Modern life has been good to many of us. Smartphones and computers give us immediate access to information, resources, and friends. However, these same products often cause us to go into forward positions that can lead to poor posture. Many activities of daily living, when not done with good form, also cause bad alignment.
I am passionate about exercise and especially about how exercise can benefit people with osteoporosis, osteopenia, or low bone density. However, people with osteoporosis need to pay special attention to the exercises that they practice. Exercise is very beneficial but the wrong exercise, or the right exercise done incorrectly, can cause considerable harm to you and […]
I urge all of my clients to follow good posture patterns since good posture is the foundation of all safe movement. In an earlier blog post I presented the Reverse Fly exercise as an ideal exercise to build good posture. After posting that blog, I received an email from a reader telling me that she […]
As the Fall season sets in (winter is soon to come), it brings with it weather that may not accommodate your regular walking (or Nordic walking) schedule. Just because it is getting cooler and wetter you should not stop your walking exercise program. In this video blog, I cover two tips to keep you moving […]
Good posture is the foundation for all osteoporosis exercises. That is why there is a whole section dedicated to posture exercises in the MelioGuide Exercise for Better Bones Program. The postural exercises in the MelioGuide program will strengthen and stretch the muscles you need to regain (and maintain) proper alignment. In the video, Ken, a […]
Good posture is the foundation for all safe movement. For individuals with low bone density, osteopenia or osteoporosis, it is it is essential that they perform their activities of daily living and exercises with good posture. As a result, I prescribe exercise for my clients that improve their posture. The Reverse Fly is an excellent […]
I have had several clients ask me whether planks and pushups are appropriate osteoporosis exercises. Just this past week an individual who started the MelioGuide Exercise for Better Bones program asked me the same question. This appears to be a topic of interest for a number of people so I think that it is time […]
Exercises need to be either strength building or weight bearing to build bone. Running and jogging are cardiovascular activities that are weight bearing. However, should everyone run to build bone? Several Exercise for Better Bones clients have recently contacted me about why I recommend that people who are in the high fracture risk category should probably not […]
Weight bearing exercises are essential to building healthy bone. But how do you select the weight bearing activity that will both challenge and stimulate your bones while, at the same time, be kind to your joints?