BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND: Osteoporosis: Building Strong Bones with Exercise as Medicine

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND: Osteoporosis: Building Strong Bones with Exercise as Medicine

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Posted 2024-04-04 by Vanessafollow

Tue 16 Apr 2024



Chronic Care Australia’s co-founder, Katie Stewart, and pharmacist, Jason Chew, have teamed up to bring you this FREE Dare to Care Event. Due to popular demand, there will now be a fourth talk on Tuesday, 16 April 2024.


Osteoporosis: Introducing ONERO™ for Effective Osteoporosis Treatment and Management
WHEN: Tuesday, 16 April 2024, from 5.30pm to 6.30pm (please arrive and take your seat by 5.15pm in advance of the 5.30pm start).
WHERE: Chronic Care Australia, Cottesloe Medical Centre, 525 Stirling Hwy, Cottesloe.
COST: FREE
REGISTER: Via Eventbrite here or phone: 9385 1430

When it comes to preserving and boosting bone health, not all exercises are created equal. Supervised, bone-targeted, high-intensity resistance and impact exercises are the new gold standard in care for people who are living with (or at risk of developing) osteoporosis.

Discover new steps you can take to support your body and live well for longer during this informative community healthcare talk, where:
  • Exercise physiologist Katie Stewart will discuss the landmark outcomes of the LIFTMOR study revealing the direct benefits of exercise as medicine (EAM).
  • Pharmacist Jason Chew will review the different prescription medications and supplements for people who are living with, susceptible to developing or recently diagnosed with osteoporosis and osteopenia.

  • "Bones are the silent heroes of our body's architecture. As years pass, nurturing them becomes essential." - Katie Stewart

    Bone health by the numbers:
    + 20% of people aged 75+ years have osteoporosis or osteopenia (ABS 2018).
    + Osteoporosis is more common in women than men. Over 1 in 4 women aged 75+ have osteoporosis, compared with 1 in 10 men.
    + People aged 45+ with osteoporosis were almost 3 times as likely to experience very high levels of psychological distress, compared with those without the condition (2017-18 NHS).
    + People with osteoporosis were 2.7 times as likely to describe their health as poor, compared to those without the condition.
    + In 2020-21, there were 9300 hospitalisations with a principal diagnosis of osteoporosis and 107,000 hospitalisations for minimal trauma fractures in people aged 45+.
    + The average woman loses up to 10% of her bone mass in the first 5 years after menopause.

    Sources: www.aihw.gov.au/reports/chronic-musculoskeletal-conditions/osteoporosis and www.menopause.org.au/hp/ information-sheets/osteoporosis

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