- 10 million Americans already have Osteoporosis: 34 million presently have low bone mass (Osteopenia)
- $7B is spent on (often ineffective) osteoporosis medication each year
- 32% of adults over age 65 fall each year, 20-30% of them suffer moderate to severe injuries
- One of the leading causes of death 70+ is complications related to falls…
What is Osteopenia/Osteoporosis? It is a medical definition indicating a decrease in the density of a bone. Using an X-Ray called a DEXA scan, the density of the bone is assessed in different parts of the body. Osteopenia means there is a decrease in the density of the bone compared to “normal” and osteoporosis means there is a severe decrease in the density of the bone compared to “normal”. Decrease in bone density is not a normal part of aging. Our lifestyle choices, medication, age and body type are contributing factors. Changes in hormone levels, particularly for postmenopausal women seems to contribute to bone loss.
Bone is living tissue, which constantly depletes and then regenerates itself. All of the aforementioned contributing factors deplete bone but how do we stimulate the bone to regenerate at the same pace?
Often people diagnosed with Osteopenia/Osteoporosis are only told two things:
- Take bone density medication
- Try not to fall
It’s understandable how many feel frustrated at not having an alternative treatment. The BStrong4Life® System is the alternative treatment for Osteoporosis.
The Surgeon General states that applying maximum load to the bone is the best way to regenerate growth. However as we age, applying maximum load carries a greater risk of injury.
We start by using the BStrong4Life® System Assessment Protocol to determine the structural condition of your bones and spine. The doctor can then modify or “customize” to each individual’s needs, thereby dramatically reducing the risk of injury.
The patient simulates an adrenaline situation by performing 4 movements on the machine that target specific parts of the body. In each movement the patient self generates force, or “maximum load”. This maximum load on the muscle tissue is what generates the bone growth. We combine Power Plate® whole body vibration to improve balance to prevent falls and improve reaction, increase circulation, encourage hormone release to promote recovery and improve core strength and stability to prevent injury and restore function.
While the equipment may look like a new type of “exercise machine” it’s much more. Years of research, a computerized report of your progress and the ability to target myofibril muscles that attach to the bone make it much more sophisticated and effective than anything in the market place today.
This is a drug-free system that is performed once a week. People seeking a medication free osteoporosis treatment have found this system very effective.
Due to preliminary favorable results, BStrong4Life® is currently conducting a hospital approved research study to gather statistical evidence on increasing bone density. Please see Research Study for more information.