The Concept of Osteo-Circuit Classes
The genesis of Osteo-Circuit Classes lies in the need for a specialized fitness regime catering to individuals with or at risk of osteoporosis. Unlike traditional fitness classes, these sessions focus on bone-strengthening exercises, tailored to enhance bone density and reduce fracture risk.
Key Components of Osteo-Circuit Classes
At the core of Osteo-Circuit Classes are three essential elements: strength training, balance exercises, and flexibility/mobility work. Each component plays a vital role in building bone strength, improving posture, and enhancing overall physical health.
Benefits of Osteo-Circuit Classes
Participating in Osteo-Circuit Classes offers a myriad of benefits. Not only do they aid in improving bone density, but they also enhance muscle strength, and boost balance and coordination, which are crucial for preventing falls and fractures.
Target Audience for Osteo-Circuit Classes
While beneficial for all, these classes are particularly advantageous for older adults and individuals with a higher risk of developing osteoporosis. They offer a safe and effective way to maintain bone health and physical fitness.
Learn How Osteo-Circuit Helps You Reach Your “Peak” Performance
Osteo-Circuit was chosen as a research project by the physiotherapy department of the University of Toronto. The study concluded that osteo-circuit modified key risk factors for falls and therefore reduced fracture risk in patients who adhered to the program. The recommendation was that osteo-circuit be expanded to other clinics and community settings.
If you have been diagnosed with osteoporosis or low bone density, it’s important to do the correct exercise to increase your bone health and overall fitness. Certain exercises are actually harmful. Know the “dos” and “don’ts” when it comes to your exercise program.
If you have osteoporosis you need to be reassured that you are:
- Participating in the correct exercise program.
- Performing the right exercise the right way.
Osteo-circuit Physiotherapists oversee your program and help you experience your maximum benefits.
You will undergo regular reassessments to evaluate your progress and adjust your exercise routine as needed. This allows you to continually progress and to reach your “peak performance”. Our patients look forward to these reassessments to see how much they have improved.You will receive a record of these reassessments.
Research indicates that an exercise program for people with osteoporosis or low bone-density should include specific kinds of exercises.
Your exercise program will focus on improving your:
- Alignment and Posture
- Core and Spinal Strength
- Upper and Lower Extremity Strength
- Flexibility and Balance
You will undergo an osteo-circuit assessment by the physiotherapist to determine your medical and physical status and to design your exercise program. We also ask what personal goals you have and in which activities you enjoy participating.
Many people have other conditions such as arthritis, back pain or joint replacement that must be considered in the design of their exercise program. Your alignment, posture, range motion, strength, and flexibility will be assessed. Your heart rate and blood pressure will be taken before your physical testing. We ask you only to do what you are comfortable and confident to do.
Osteo-Circuit Classes present a unique and effective approach to improving bone health, strength, and overall fitness. They are tailored to meet the needs of those with or at risk of osteoporosis but are also incredibly beneficial for a broader audience. With their focus on strength, balance, and flexibility, coupled with the importance of safety and community support, these classes offer a comprehensive fitness solution. Whether you’re looking to enhance your bone health, improve your balance, or just seeking a new fitness challenge, Osteo-Circuit Classes could be the perfect fit for your lifestyle. So why not give them a try and see the difference they can make in your journey to a healthier, stronger you?