Exercise Matters is accredited to deliver the award winning evidence-based exercise programme for osteoporosis - ONERO (TM).
Bones need exercise
“When it comes to bones we know exercise can benefit people throughout their life - by growing bigger stronger bones in childhood, improving bones throughout adulthood and preventing falls that can lead to fracture as we age."(Professor Belinda Beck - Director, The Bone Clinic)
Not all exercise is created equal
Not all exercise is effective. Research has demonstrated that only certain types of exercise improve bone health. Onero (TM) is an osteoporosis treatment based on exercise designed speciﬁcally to prevent osteoporotic fracture by stimulating bone development and preventing falls in at-risk individuals.
"Just by chance I came by an article on The Bone Clinic and the wonderful news that women are increasing their bone density. I came in for an appointment and have been coming for 12 months. I've regained muscle, strength and balance. It has given me a new lease of life. My bone density improved by 5% in the spine and 8% in my hip!" - Stephanie F
To find out more about osteoporosis and Onero (TM) please visit the Osteoporosis Australia (OA) website. OA is Australia's leading advocacy group for sufferers of osteoporosis and are committed to exercise for bone health. They have partnered with The Bone Clinic, the developers of Onero (TM), to disseminate this effective exercise program throughout Australia. OA have a great explainer video on the Onero (TM) programme and how it can:
1) increase bone density;
2) strengthen muscle; and
3) reduce the risk of falls.
Onero (TM) and Us
To be safe and effective the program must be supervised by a physiotherapist or accredited exercise physiologist who is trained and Licensed to deliver the program. Exercise Matters Clinic is Licensed to deliver Onero (TM) to our clients with or at risk of osteoporosis. Onero (TM) is appropriate for adults of any age wishing to reduce their risk of osteoporotic fracture.
One of the great features of Onero (TM) is that you don’t need to exercise five days of the week. Research has found that just twice a week is enough to stimulate bone, improve muscle and help prevent falls. In fact, the original research that underpins Onero (TM) included only 1 hour of exercise a week.
To start Onero (TM) we recommend a visit to your local GP as you may be eligible for a General Practitioner Management Plan (GPMP). A GPMP allows up to 5 subsidised visits through Medicare. This brochure below allows the GP to read about the exercise program and decide whether Onero (TM) is right for you.
If you are not eligible for a GPMP you may be able to claim the cost of your visit through private health insurance. Please call us on 0402 444 543 for an appointment.