Are you too fit to fracture?
Multicomponent exercise recommendations combine muscle strengthening and balance training as a means of reducing falls and resulting fractures for people living with osteoporosis.
What is Too Fit to Fracture?
Too Fit to Fracture is a series of exercise recommendations for people with osteoporosis or spine fractures. It was developed by expert consensus using the Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development, and Evaluation (GRADE) method, which is endorsed by the World Health Organization and the Cochrane Collaboration, to determine the quality of evidence for each recommendation in the existing scientific literature. The strength of the recommendations (strong, conditional, or no recommendation) and the direction (for or against) took into consideration the quality of the available evidence, the balance between the benefits and risks associated with exercise, and the patient groups’ values and preferences. The Too Fit to Fracture expert panel included researchers and clinicians from Australia, Canada, Finland, and the USA, as well as partners from Osteoporosis Canada.
Learn more about who developed Too Fit To Fracture!
Video series on exercise and osteoporosis
Osteoporosis Canada has developed a video series on exercise and osteoporosis in partnership with the University of Waterloo and Geriatric Education and Research in Aging Sciences Centre which provides ideas for safe and effective exercise and physical activity.
The video series tells the stories of four very different people with osteoporosis and showing you their innovative solutions to keep healthy and active.
The information contained in these videos is not intended to replace medical advice. Consult your healthcare provider or a physical therapist about what exercises are right for you.
Too Fit to Fracture: Managing osteoporosis through exercise
Too Fit to Fracture: Managing Osteoporosis through Exercise includes information on strength training, balance exercises and aerobic activity; interactive tools for getting started; tips for addressing barriers to exercise; and ways to move safely during everyday activities to avoid the risk of falls or spine fractures.
Poor posture, combined with loss of bone strength, can increase the risk of spine fracture. Poor alignment can be improved with exercises that target muscles important for posture.
Too Fit to Fall or Fracture: One Page Guide
This one page guide is packed with useful information to get you started thinking about ways you can safely and effectively exercise.
See what the experts recommend along with real life examples of what you can do and what you should avoid
Osteoporosis Canada launches new exercise recommendations
New multicomponent exercise recommendations combine muscle strengthening and balance training as a means of reducing falls and resulting fractures for people living with osteoporosis
People with osteoporosis, and those at risk of developing it, can prevent bone loss, fractures and falls by combining specific types of exercises.
Released: Friday June 20, 2014
Webcast Presentation (Replay)
Are you Too Fit To Fracture? New exercise and physical activity recommendations for individuals with osteoporosis
Originally aired: Wednesday June 25, 2014
Presented by: Dr. Lora Giangregorio
Learn what the experts think you should include in your exercise program to prevent bone loss and falls, and increase muscle strength. Get some tips on how to put the latest research into action. Understand how to practice “spine sparing”, and avoid or modify the movements that might not be safe for someone with osteoporosis.
How to safely do everyday activities
11 short videos on how to safely do every day activities.
Bone Fit ™ Trained Locator
Find a Bone Fit™ trained professional in your area.
Bone Fit™ is an evidence-informed exercise training workshop, designed for healthcare professionals & exercise practitioners to provide training on the most appropriate, safe & effective methods to prescribe & progress exercise for people with osteoporosis.
For health professionals
Beyond The Break Series: Module 5
Part 1: Are you too fit to fracture?
Dr. Lora Giangregorio, PhD, University of Waterloo | June 27, 2014
Part 2: Clinical Application of the exercise recommendations
Dr. Judi Laprade, PhD, University of Toronto | July 4, 2014