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Finding the optimal resistance training intensity for your bones: A randomized controlled trial
The Finding optimal resistance training intensity for your bones: A randomized controlled trial (FORTIFY Bones) research project examines whether strength training can increase bone strength in people with osteoporosis, and what exercise intensities are effective.
During the research study, the research team will examine the effects of moderate or high intensity strength training, when compared to a typical community exercise class, on bone strength outcomes, muscle strength, physical function and quality of life. The team will carefully measure injuries, and assess if strength training causes spine fractures (even ones without symptoms) by taking X-rays.
The information collected from this research study will support the development of an exercise class that can be taught as part of Osteoporosis Canada’s BoneFit training workshops to exercise professionals across Canada.
Lora Giangregorio, PhD
Schlegel Research Chair in Mobility and Aging
Heather Keller, RD, PhD, FDC, FCAHS
Schlegel Research Chair in Nutrition and Aging
- Josie d’Avernas, Former Executive Director, RIA
- Robert Bleakney, Faculty of Medicine, Medical Imaging, University of Toronto
- Brian Chan, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute-UHN
- Angela Cheung, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto
- Phil Chilibeck, College of Kinesiology, University of Saskatchewan
- Michaela Devries-Aboud, Faculty of Applied Health Sciences, Kinesiology, UW
- Ravi Jain, Osteoporosis Canada
- James Milligan, Centre for Family Medicine
- Marina Mourtzakis, Faculty of Applied Health Sciences, Kinesiology, UW
- Sheila Brien, Canadian Osteoporosis Patient Network
- Larry Funnell, Osteoporosis Canada
- Bonny O’Hare, ProMotion Physiotherapy
- Sadhana Prasad, Faculty of Health Sciences, Medicine, McMaster University
CIHR operating grant and a UW Research Incentive Fund grant
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