Bone Density: What’s it all about?
Did you know our physiotherapists and exercise physiologists are trained in helping develop the strength of your bones? Yes, we don’t just deal with muscles! Bone density is important for minimising breaks and for longevity.
If you have osteopenia, osteoporosis, or any bone deficiencies or simply just want to get your bones stronger for your sport, we can help!
Bones are best trained for size when younger; even before hitting puberty. This is because when our bones grow rapidly, giving it stimulus will help to form a robust and strong skeleton before adulthood. Once we are 19 and 21 years old as a female and male respectively, our bones stop growing in length and girth. So, if you or your child wishes to be the best possible athlete it is best to consult a physiotherapist to begin your exercise program for adequate bone development when you are young.
Bones aren’t quite like muscles and do require a different approach for growth. You can continue to build strength in your bones even after hitting skeletal maturity. Even if you do have a bone deficiency, you can reverse it or prevent it from getting worse by getting the right exercise program prescribed by your physiotherapist.
Whilst your bones can’t get thicker when you are an adult, you can get them stronger, denser, and with better mineral structure.
Book an appointment with us now to find out more information or to get a tailored program for you
Written by Jonathan Khoo – Physiotherapist