Fast Weight Lifting, Better Than Slow, for Osteopenia

J Appl Physiol (1985). 2005 Jul;99(1):181-8. Power training is more effective than strength training for maintaining bone mineral density in postmenopausal women. Stengel SV, Kemmler W, Pintag R, Beeskow C, Weineck J, Lauber D, Kalender WA, Engelke K. J Appl Physiol (1985). 2005 Jul;99(1):181-8. Abstract Physical exercise has a favorable impact on bones, but optimum training strategies … Read more

Yoga Only Delays Bone Loss in Osteopenic Women

The Effect of Yoga on Markers of Bone Turnover in Osteopenic Women: a Pilot Study. Balk, Judith; Gluck, Melissa; Bernardo, Lisa; Catov, Janet, International Journal of Yoga Therapy;2009, Vol. 19, 63-68 ABSTRACT Weight-bearing exercise is recommended to improve bone density. Hatha Yoga is a popular form of weight-bearing exercise that includes physical postures, stretching, breathing, … Read more

Vertebral Fractures after Yoga in Women with Osteopenia

Yoga spinal flexion positions and vertebral compression fracture in osteopenia or osteoporosis of spine: case series. Sinaki M. Pain Pract. 2013 Jan;13(1):68-75. [FREE FULL TEXT with good pics] Abstract OBJECTIVE: The objective of this report is to raise awareness of the effect of strenuous yoga flexion exercises on osteopenic or osteoporotic spines. We previously described … Read more

Physical Therapy After Vertebroplasty and Kyphoplasty

Significantly fewer refractures after vertebroplasty in patients who engage in back-extensor-strengthening exercises. Huntoon EA, Schmidt CK, Sinaki M. Mayo Clin Proc. 2008 Jan;83(1):54-7. Abstract OBJECTIVE: To determine whether patients with osteoporotic compression fractures would have decreased fracture recurrence or a longer time before refracture after percutaneous vertebroplasty (PVP) if they also participated in the Rehabilitation … Read more