Osteoporosis Exercise & Education Classes

Osteoporosis classes have now resumed and will run every Tuesday and Thursday.                                   Two classes will run on Tuesdays: 12.30pm – 1.30pm and 1.45pm – 2.45pm                                              One class will run on Thursdays: 9.45am – 10.45am

Do you suffer from Osteoporosis?

Osteoporosis is a process of compromised bone strength predisposing a person to increased risk of fracture. Statistically 66% of adults over the age of 50 will have osteoporosis, 30% of these are men; one in two women and one in four men. 39% of fractures in older men are due to reduced bone mineral density. 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 $78.00 (which includes the first exercise session) and the exercise only session is $26.00 per participant. Some health funds will pay a benefit if you have cover for physiotherapy.

Classes are run by Esther on Monday afternoons from 1.45pm to 2.45pm and Maureen on Tuesday afternoon 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.