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Finding the optimal resistance training intensity for your bones: A randomized controlled trial

Finding the optimal resistance training intensity for your bones: A randomized controlled trial

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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.

Other Researchers

  • Angela Cheung, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto
  • Brian Chan, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute-UHN
  • Bonny O’Hare, ProMotion Physiotherapy
  • James Milligan, Centre for Family Medicine
  • Josie d’Avernas, Former Executive Director, RIA
  • Larry Funnell, Osteoporosis Canada
  • Marina Mourtzakis, Faculty of Applied Health Sciences, Kinesiology, UW
  • Michaela Devries-Aboud, Faculty of Applied Health Sciences, Kinesiology, UW
  • Phil Chilibeck, College of Kinesiology, University of Saskatchewan
  • Ravi Jain, Osteoporosis Canada
  • Robert Bleakney, Faculty of Medicine, Medical Imaging, University of Toronto
  • Sadhana Prasad, Faculty of Health Sciences, Medicine, McMaster University
  • Sheila Brien, Canadian Osteoporosis Patient Network

Funding provided by:

  • Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) operating grant
  • UW Research Incentive Fund grant

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