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Osteoporosis Exercise & Education Classes

Do you suffer from Osteoporosis?

Osteoporosis is a process of weakening of your bones. Statistically one in every two women and one in every four men over the age of 50 is likely to break a bone due to Osteoporosis. Prevention is better than cure. It is NEVER too late to start exercising to help improve your bone strength and balance.

Come and join our classes to learn more about Osteoporosis and how diet and exercise can strengthen your bones. The exercises are based on progressive resistance, which is known to assist in the maintenance of bone density. We also have exercises for balance and posture.

Before commencing classes we do a short consultation/assessment at the Practice. This enables us to record benefits gained from the programme. If you have had a DEXA Scan to measure your bone density please bring this to your initial assessment. We can then keep track of any changes in bone density over time. We ask that you complete some forms that will assist us in determining your suitability for exercise.

If you are interested in attending please download and fill out this form prior to attending classes. [pdf]

The cost for the short consultation/assessment is $72.00 (which includes the first exercise session) and the exercise only session is $24.00 per participant. Some health funds will pay a benefit if you have cover for physiotherapy.

Classes are run by Maureen on Monday afternoons from 1.45pm to 2.45pm and Thursday mornings from 10.45am to 11.45am in the Griffith Neighbourhood Centre next to the Griffith Shops.

Please wear comfortable clothes and flat enclosed shoes.