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Onero™ For Osteoporosis

Onero™ is a high intensity resistance and impact exercise program to strengthen bone and muscle. The program is especially designed for people with low bone mass.

An evidence–based exercise program

What is Onero™?

Onero™ is a high intensity resistance and impact exercise program to strengthen bone and muscle. The program is especially designed for people with low bone mass.

Onero™ must be supervised by an accredited ONERO™ practitioner (physiotherapist or exercise physiologist) to ensure it is delivered safely.

Onero™ is an evidence–based exercise program developed from the LIFTMOR study, conducted at Griffith University under the supervision of Professor Belinda Beck, and recently published in the Journal of Bone Mineral Research (2018). Since 2015, Onero™ has been implemented at The Bone Clinic in six south-east Queensland locations.

Like the LIFTMOR findings, ongoing data collection at The Bone Clinic sites indicates that Onero™ increases bone mass, improves posture and decreases falls in clinic patients. Results show that 86% of patients increased bone mass at the lumbar spine and 69% of patients increased bone mass at the hip (graphs below). Those results were recently presented at the annual scientific meeting of the American Society of Bone and Mineral Research in Montreal (2018).

How different is Onero™ to what
I’m currently doing?

Not all exercise improves bone mass.

Low intensity exercise is not considered to be an effective strategy to build bone. Onero™ is based on the LIFTMOR study which has shown that certain kinds of high intensity loading can be both safe and effective even for people with low bone mass if supervised under the right conditions.

Injuries, which can be a concern in the frail older population, are rare from Onero™ training when properly supervised.

This does not mean other types of exercise are not beneficial for muscle and bone health. Many forms of exercise will provide subtle benefits for your bones. The difference is that the higher intensity Onero™ exercises appear to be more effective, based on findings from the LIFTMOR study, when compared to other forms or intensities of exercise.

How can I start Onero™?

First, you must contact Queanbeyan Physio.

The safety of Onero™ depends on an initial assessment of your current health status by an accredited Onero™ practitioner. This initial assessment is mandatory. The assessment of your current health status will facilitate the adaptation of Onero™ training by your accredited Onero™ practitioner in its initial stages so you will be able to participate and minimise any risk of injury or exacerbation of existing conditions.

After the initial assessment, you can commence Onero™ training with your accredited Onero™ practitioner who will provide close supervision as you continue to train with them.

After 12 months of monitored Onero™ training, Queanbeyan Physio will perform a review assessment in order to determine if you have had any changes in your balance, posture and other functional outcomes related to your risk of fracture.

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