What is osteoporosis?
This bone disease occurs when the body loses bone mass and/or makes too little bone. As a result the bones become weak and brittle, making them prone to fracture from a fall or, in more serious cases, knocking into things or even sneezing. It occurs typically because of hormonal changes (during the menopause), from deficiency of calcium or vitamin D and through ageing when people are less physically active.
What can you do if you have osteoporosis?
There are many factors which can lead to the development of osteoporosis. Some are genetic (hereditary) and unavoidable while others are linked to lifestyle. By changing your lifestyle, you can reverse the effects of osteoporosis. Diet and exercise are key to helping bones maintain their density and strength and prevent further deterioration. Medication alone (usually bisphosphonates) can at best only be part of the solution and unfortunately comes with the risk of nasty side effects: exercise is important to ensure the movement of your muscles and bones trigger the bone-forming process.
How can Low Intensity Vibration (LIV) treatment help?
Low Intensity Vibration (LIV) treatment can help counteract the bone thinning that causes osteoporosis symptoms by building bone density which, in turn, gives better bone stability. The denser your bone, the stronger and more stable it is.
Bone can reform under the right conditions as bone tissue will actively adapt in response to stress and force applied to it. When bones are subjected to loads – usually through movement or impact when walking, running or lifting weight - the bone reacts to the force and builds itself up. This is even in the case among people affected by osteoporosis.
Low Intensity Vibration treatment mimics the effect of load bearing and forces being applied to your bones. These images show the difference LIV treatment can make.
Osteoporosis: bone mineral density and bone mass
Between the ages of 30 and 40, the human skeleton has its maximum bone mass and maximum bone mineral density. Afterwards, it begins to decline mainly due to hormonal changes, loss of calcium and other minerals and a decreasing level of physical activity as we age. Excessive decline in bone density can be dangerous ... » more
Treatment: higher bone mineral density – more stability
It is possible to change the structure of bone by taking more exercise and by using Low Intensity Vibration treatment. In a comparative study, Professor Clinton Rubin shows here how bones can develop ... » more
Training: muscles and age
The presence and activity of type IIA muscle fibres plays an important role in a person’s strength and ability to remain active. It also affects bone quality. Age-related deterioration of these muscle fibres is particularly noticeable from the age of 50 ... » more
Many eminent medical professionals recognise the effectiveness of the Marodyne Low Intensity Vibration system: see their insight into how this treatment works, even with people who already have osteoporosis and the elderly ... » more
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LIV Treatment System
Marodyne LIV - Low Intensity Vibration – is a proven, safe and gentle physical therapy treatment of osteoporosis that builds up bone and muscles » more
Increasing bone mineral density
What does the build-up of bones look like as the result of the treatment? An example: increase in a bone’s internal (trabecular) structure » more
The fine internal bone structure is especially at risk: the loss of substance reduces density and strength and increases the risk of fractures » more