Hello Julia Glover,
You want to have physician clearance. Then do a detailed assessment to find a starting point. Now avoid spinal flexion/twisting/compression. Do low intensity weight bearing exercise for a slight tension on the bones for safe bone building. Work on balance and flexibility. Eat a healthy diet and get proper rest with meditation thrown in. Stay in the pain free zone at all times. Progress slowly and you all will be happy.
Personal Trainer ~ NAPS 2 B Fit…
I work with osteoporosis patients regularly. Physicians send them to me to increase bone density. That should be the main goal.
To achieve this you need to know the severity of the osteoporosis. The client’s physician should be able to provide this information. Most physicians, however, don’t understand how exercise effects osteoporosis. Many think that mere walking will help. It won’t. The patient needs a heavy resistance exercise routine that puts heavy loads on the bones. These might include back squats for axial loading. This can help the vertebra. Leg press, lunges, box drops and box jumps. These affect the long bones of the legs and the flat bones of the pelvic region. Shoulder press and bench press affect the long bones of the arms.
Any core work will be helpful for core strength.
Remember progression and proper form are key. Work with you client to find the correct intensity, but overload is critical. It also takes many months to improve osteoporosis.
I recommend cycling. My grandfather constantly uses this method to improve joints. He became a fan of this sport and started buying bicycles in the online store https://bikesist.com/best-gravel-bikes-under-1000. I think that a person should always be young
Did you get physician clearance? While exercise for osteoporosis is not significantly different than general populatoins. You want to start a little lighter and progress slower. Also if the decalcification is severe in the spine and other areas of the body. I would definitely get recommendations and exercises to avoid from the client’s doctor and anyone else she has seen. Like physical therapists, surgeons, etc.