What is the diamond strength club?
Exercise management and prevention program for Osteoporosis / Osteopenia, sarcopenia and falls risk.
Who is it for?
Woman over 50. Do things your husband can't!
What do we offer?
- Female only lifting program aimed at managing and preventing osteoporosis and falls.
- Evidence based progressive resistance training program created by passionate exercise physiologists.
- Initial consultation and assessments for every patient to determine current work capacity and effective dose of exercise for prevention and treatment.
- Reassessment every 12 weeks to determine the effectiveness of the program.
- Group classes at 9:30am on Mon, Wed and Fri for low to moderate risk clients.
- One on one sessions for clients with high risk fracture, high falls risk or high risk factorsassociated with co morbidities.
Population aging in combination with sedentary behaviour results in decreased muscle mass, increased tendencyto fall and decreased bone mineral density. This presents a major challenge for health care providers and the health system.
Osteoporosis / Osteopenia
- Females at menopause age (52-year average in AUS) lose an average of 2% BMD per year. - 10% loss of bone mass in vertebrae doubles risk of fracture
- 10% loss of bone mass in hip results in 2.5 times greater risk of fracture.
- Osteoporotic fractures are associated with substantial morbidity and mortality.
- Falls in the older population are not random but can be predicated by assessing risk factors such as:Lower limb strength , Gait & Balance (All of which can be improved though appropriate exerciseprescription.)
- Falls affect a significant number of older Australians, with over one-third of community dwelling people aged 65 years and older falling one or more times every year.
- Falls account for 14% of emergency admissions and are the leading cause of the injury-related deaths in the over 60 age bracket.
Age Related Sarcopenia
- Sarcopenia is one of the most important causes of functional decline and loss of independence in olderadults.
- Sarcopenia leads to a loss of strength, decreases in functional capacity, impaired mobility, higher risk offalls, and eventually an increased risk of mortality.
- Sarcopenia in conjunction with osteoporosis / osteopenia has been shown to greatly increase falls risk. Identifying a frailer, higher fracture risk population with low physical function.
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