A study presented recently at the World Congress on Osteoporosis, Osteoarthritis and Musculoskeletal Diseases suggests that using the bioDensity System may be a safe alternative to high-impact activity in rebuilding bone density in elderly patients with osteoporosis.
The study was presented by John Jaquish, PhD, chief science and technology officer for Performance Health Systems and inventor of the bioDensity system, and Lynn Freeman, PhD, senior scientist for the US Department of Health and Human Services’ PATH Clinical Research Institute, according to a media release from Performance Health Systems.
In the study of the bioDensity System that included 100 individuals (average age: 74), results suggest the participants achieved an ability to exceed loading levels of eight multiples of body weight on average (the minimum level of relevance for bone growth is 4.2 multiples of body weight), as well as a 14% average increase in bone density in both their hip and spine, per the release.
“The results of this study indicate that bioDensity’s force loading therapy is an effective way to simulate high-impact activity without risk of injury, helping to regenerate lost bone and prevent bone fractures in osteoporosis patients,” Jaquish states in the release.
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[Source(s): Performance Health Systems, Business Wire]