Published in the International Journal of Medical and Pharmaceutical Case Reports, 2394-109X,Vol.: 5, Issue.: 1
Cleo D. Stafford1, Robert Bowers1, Jason Berner2 and David T. Burke1*
1Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Emory University, 1441 Clifton Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA.
2Georgia Mountain Endocrinology, 120 Oakside Court Suite H, Canton, GA 30114, USA.
This manuscript describes how a weekly high intensity weight lifting exercise regimen was able to improve the osteoporotic state in women with a previous diagnosis of low bone mineral density.
This series reviews the cases of four women (average age of 50) with a previous diagnosis of low bone mineral density (BMD). These women sought out and participated in a high intensity exercise regimen (Gravitational Wellness System) to improve their osteoporotic state. They women had their BMD assessed prior to and after at least 10 weeks of participation. When comparing the assessments we observed that the patients gained an average of 4.92% in the femur BMD.
A focused review of literature was performed on the efficacy of high intensity weight lifting programs. Previous studies have demonstrated some improvement in bone mineral density; however, the reduction in osteoporosis seen by utilizing this weight lifting method is higher then previous published work using exercise as a bone loss retardant.
This retrospective study is the first to demonstrate the capacity of the Gravitational Wellness System to improve the bone mineral density on pre and post-menopausal women with a diagnosis of osteoporosis.