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bioDensity

A Non-Pharmaceutical Option for Building Bone

Based on the existing science of bone compression, bioDensity facilitates a safe, fast and effective environment where bone can adapt to osteogenic loading.

Science

bioDensity, a non-medical exercise therapy, optimizes your ability to create osteogenic loading, which results in increased bone density and stronger muscles. Forces generated during osteogenic loading trigger the bodies own natural ability to increase its bone density.

The concept of osteogenic loading has been reported in the scientific literature since the 1800’s with the work of Dr. Julius Wolff (Wolff’s Law) Dr. Wolff stated “As a consequence of primary shape variations and continuous loading … bone changes it’s inner architecture according to mathematical rules and, as a secondary effect and, governed by the same mathematical rules, also changes it’s shape” – Julius Wolff, 1892

Typically, a biodensity session is performed once per week, and takes about 15 minutes to complete. During each session individuals perform 4 specialized exercises monitored by a trained technician. These movements deliver the appropriate stimulus needed to activate the body’s natural adaptive response.

In the same way that a muscle becomes stronger by overloading the muscle, a bone can also increase it’s density with bioDensity’s unique osteogenic loading system which helps people of all ages reach this limit without causing pain, muscle soreness, or fatigue.

Numerous researchers have subsequently reported on the benefits of osteogenic loading improving or maintaining bone mineral density.

At the conclusion of each bioDensity session, an informative User Report is generated documenting a client’s success and reinforcing the benefits of bioDensity. These results are also emailed to the client allowing them to share their success with their healthcare professional and family.

Osteoporosis (from the Greek Language meaning Porous Bone) is a medical diagnosis, usually confirmed by a DEXA scan. The amount of bone density loss is reported to you as a T-score. A T-score of -1 to -2.4 indicates you are osteopenic which is the precursor to osteoporosis, while a T-score of -2.5 or below is considered osteoporotic.

  • It’s estimated that in the US, 8 million women have osteoporosis, and 48 million have low bone mineral density.
  • Fifty percent of women will have an osteoporotic fracture in their lifetime
  • A 50-year-old woman has a similar lifetime risk of dying from hip fracture as breast cancer.
  • An estimated 1.5 million individuals suffer a fracture as a result of osteoporotic bones each year.

bioDensity’s osteogenic loading exercise helps maintain and rebuild bony structure.

Prior to osteogenic loading technology and the bioDensity system, physicians had few options other than to prescribe medications to combat osteoporosis and osteopenia. The non-pharmaceutical bioDensity system enables you to generate a brief but adequate force on your musculoskeletal system, resulting in bone remodeling. These adaptive responses are perfectly natural, and the results are both real and measurable.

Symptoms of Low Bone Density

For some, the first indication of low bone density is a fracture. For others, it could be the results following a DEXA scan ordered by their physician. Numerous risk factors can increase the likelihood of a fracture. Some of these risk factors are within your control, some are not.

Factors that increase the risk of osteopenia and osteoporosis may include:

  • Genetics or family history
  • Low body weight (BMI)
  • Poor nutrition
  • Eating disorders
  • Low dietary calcium intake
  • Vitamin D insufficiency
  • Amenorrhia
  • Postmenopausal
  • History of cancer
  • History of excessive alcohol use
  • History of tobacco use

Research conducted around the world focusing on the benefits of bioDensity and osteogenic loading has been presented at:

  • American College of Sports Medicine
  • European Sport Science Congress
  • World Congress on Osteoporosis
  • Osteoporosis International Journal
  • Journal of Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Medical Fitness Association
  • Medical Wellness Association

New Apparatus Provides Compression Forces on Bone Resulting in Osteoblastic Activity. J. Conviser, Conviser, J., Koehler, J., Conviser, N. Osteoporosis International. Vol. 29, Supplement 1, April 2018.

Subjects were 15 females ranging in age from 56-84 who had completed at least 48 out of 52 bioDensity sessions in a year. Eleven of the subjects demonstrated significant improvement in their DEXA values, 2 had no change and 2 had further decreases in BMD.

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Safety and Feasibility of Osteogenic Loading in Adults with Low Body Mass Index: Preliminary Evaluation. Jason Conviser, Conviser, J., Koehler, J. April, 2018

This same study documents the viability of safely loading low BMI patients to stimulate bone growth because of their ability to create the necessary multiples of body weight loading

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Effects of bioDensity Training and Power Plate Whole Body Vibration on Strength, Balance, and Functional Independence in Older Adults. Derek Smith, Judge, S., Malone, A., Moynes, R., Conviser, J. and Skinner. Journal of Aging and Physical Activity, 2016, 24, 139-148.

Subjects 85-93 years old showed significant improvement using Power Plate and bioDensity in walking speed, walking distance, balance, standing, sitting, walking up stairs and down stairs – all activities of daily living. Strength increased 22-51%

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Initial Strength and bioDensity Sessions Required to Establish a Baseline in 4374 Males and Females. Derek Smith, Moynes, R, Rockney, S, Conviser, J., and Skinner, J.

This study highlights the benefit of exercise with bioDensity closely mimics the strength gains found in traditional exercise, but with a much shorter exposure time.

Effects of Low Volume High Intensity Strength Training on Health and Fitness Factors and Glycemic Control in Pre-Diabetes and Type Two Diabetes. Chelsea Slagowski, Dixson, S., Moynes, R., Skinner, J. and Smith, D. Presented at the European Sport Science Congress, 2015.

There was a 5.8% reduction in A1c following 24 weeks of bioDensity exercise treatments. Low density lipoproteins (LDL) were significantly reduced and High density lipoproteins (HDL) were significantly increased.

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Multiple of Body Weight Axial Bone Loading Using Novel Exercise Intervention With and Without Bisphosphonate Use For Osteogenic Adaptation.John Jaquish, Osteoporosis International, , 198 Volume 24, Supplement 4, December (2013) S594-S595.

A relationship was demonstrated between the magnitude of multiple of body weight loading with positive changes in bone mineral density

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Effects of Low Volume High Intensity Strength Training on Bone Mineral Density and Health Fitness Factors In Osteopenic and Osteoporotic Adults. Sarah Dixson, Slagowski, C., Moynes, R., and Smith, D. Presented at the European Sport Science Congress, 2015.

Significant improvements in the cardiac risk profile were observed, in addition to improvements in FIM scores (functional independent movement)

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Functional Bone Performance Measurements and Adaptations Using Novel Self APPLIED Bone Loading Exercise Apparatus, C. Huck and Jaquish J., Osteoporosis International, Volume 26, Supplement 1, March (2015) S391-S392.

Subjects required approximately 3-9 times body weight loading to generate changes in bone mineral density

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Effects of 12 Weeks of bioDensity Training on Bone Mineral Density and Lean Muscle Quantity in Healthy Osteogenic and Osteoporosis Adults. Derek Smith, Shawn S., Rockney, R., Moynes, C., Skinner, J. and Conviser, J.

Significant improvements were documented in diastolic BP, VO2, shuttle run, push-ups, sit-ups and hamstring flexibility, however 12 weeks was insufficient time to document changes in bone mineral density.

(H) Axial Bone Osteogenic Loading Resistance Therapy Showing BMD and Functional Bone Performance Musculosketal Adaptations Over 24 weeks with Postmenopausal Female Subjects. Bazil Hunte, Jaquish, J. and Huck, C. Osteoporosis and Physical Activity. 2015, 3:3.

Both osteoporotic and osteopenic female subjects improved BMD following 24 weeks of training.

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BioDensity: A Novel Resistance Training Approach and Learning Effects in 1685 Males and 2689 Females. Novel Physiotherapies. Derek Smith, Moynes, R., Rockey, S., Conviser, J., and Skinner, J. 11:2014, 4:3.

The force production curve seen with traditional resistance training is similar with the force production curve seen with bioDensity, although the forces produced with bioDensity were greater.

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The Effects of Axial Bone Osteogenic Loading Type Resistance Exercise on Adults with Risk of Moderate Metabolic Dysfunction: A Pilot Study. Journal of Diabetes and Metabolism, Bazil Haute and John Jaquish. 6: 539.

A1c levels were reduced from 6.37 to 5.81 over a 24 week period using bioDensity

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Improved Functional Independence, Balance and Force Production with Low Volume Alternative Training in Older Adults. James Skinner, Judge, S., Malone, A., Moynes, R., Conviser, J., and Derek Smith. Presented at the American College of Sports Medicine, Boston, MA in 2016

This study shows strength, balance, activities of dialing living can be significantly improved when they would participate once a week for 10 minutes at a time

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Effects of Low Volume High Intensity Resistance Training on BMD and Falling Risk Factors in Osteoporotic Women

Presented at the Medical Fitness Association meeting showing significant improvements in both left and right side standard balance test after 24 weeks of bioDensity training as well as significant improvements in both systolic and diastolic blood pressure.

bioDensity – Methodology: Use and Quantification of Force Production. Rebecca Moynes, Smith, D., Rockney, S., Conviser, J., and Skinner, J.

This poster was first used to explain what bioDensity was as a modality and how it was similar (and different) than traditional resistance training in terms of forces produced.

Effect of Age On Sessions Required to Establish Baseline Strength in 4374 Males and Females

Improvements in strength with bD following the same force production curves we see with traditional lifting

No reported injuries with mature individuals

Safety and Feasibility of Osteogenic Loading in Adults with Low Body Mass Index: Preliminary Evaluation. Jason Conviser, Conviser, J., Koehler, J. A Preliminary Evaluation. J. Conviser, Conviser, J., J. Koehler, S. Calcaterra, J. Haung, E Scinta and K. Webb. Presented at the World Congress on Osteoporosis International Meeting in Florence, Italy, 2016.

Testamonials

“At The Claremont Club we are proud to be one of the major players in helping to bridge the gap between health care and fitness. We believe that Exercise is Medicine and that it is actually the most powerful medicine available today. Part of our Exercise is Medicine offerings include group and individual classes with Power Plate as-well-as bioDensity for those struggling with osteoporosis. Both technologies are key to our success in providing RESULTS for our members looking to continue to live healthy, independent lifestyles.”

Mike Alpert, President/CEO
The Claremont Club
1777 Monte Vista Ave, Claremont, CA 91711

“As a researcher in the area of exercise and health, I have been impressed with the benefits of bioDensity and the physiological changes associated with using it on a weekly basis. In particular, I have seen important improvements in strength and activities of daily living in persons ranging in age from 18 to 93 years. The technology is sound it is safe to use and well worth the small amount of time involved in using it.”

Jim Skinner

Ascend Chicago:
“We are proud to announce that the first client using bio Density that we have been following carefully for 3 years has achieved remarkable results. This individual came to us with DEXA scores in the high -4.5 to -4.9 range for spine and hip. This person (now a mature adult) had a history of an eating disorder as a young person. Each of the three years using bio Density as part of the exercise protocol demonstrated improvements in DEXA scores. Over the combined 3 years spine improved 27% and hip improved 19%. While these changes may not be typical for all individuals, we were most interested in the fact that improvements were observed each year over a three year period. This individual was not taking any prescription drugs for bone mineral density”

“Using optimal biomechanics and loading bones through compression, osteogenic loading response (bone growth) is stimulated and ultimately improves. My patients are in control during the entire session and are never forced to strain – it is at their pace, and comfort level. I have seen my patients improve bone density over 8% in one year, which is a gain that is unparalleled with any other modality used in clinical practice today.”

Kevin Hall, MD, FAARFM
General Surgery

“The challenge in medicine is to put scientific principals in to actual real life practice. We know that controlled physical stress to bone results in bone rebuilding itself in a stronger form. Physicians tell people with osteoporosis to “do weight bearing exercise”, but what does that mean? What activity? For how long? At what intensity? bioDensity helps to answer those questions by providing specific exercises that transmit force to your bone in a safe and measurable way.”

Dr. Ron Mochizuki

“In my practice, we use bioDensity as a part of an all encompassing wellness program that includes dietary recommendations and other modalities. Patients see the documented benefits of osteogenic loading on their bioDensity performance reports which enhances compliance. Patients enjoy coming back every week for the osteogenic loading experience, which is fast, safe, and convenient, but most of all they know they are improving their bone health, and general health without the concerns of pharmacological side effects. The psychology of using bioDensity is profound because the patient really sees how they can be put in control of a large aspect of their health, which will provide benefit for the rest of their lives.”

Warren Ross, MD
Double board certified,
Internal Medicine and Geriatric Medicine

“I pay close attention to my patients progress and results and am more convinced every day that the decision to incorporate osteogenic loading with bioDensity has been extremely beneficial to my patients. After 6 months using bioDensity once a week, I have seen patients with bone density scans showing a remarkable 7% improvement.”

Harvey Mishner, MD
Internal Medicine

“The principles of this bioDensity device are based on published research of mechano-transduction, meaning that loading of the body creates an adaptive response. This research has existed for over 100 years. The cleverness of the device was the level of loading the individual was able to receive while ina safe and controlled environment. Once learning about this device, I not only prescribed patients exercise/therapy sessions with it, but I also engaged in the use of the device myself. My personal use saw an increase in spinal density and maintenance in hip density within normal T-score range. The spine was osteopenic and was less so after bioDensity use. Equally important was that my full body force production capability increased by 169% in the eight months of using the osteogenic loading protocol, just one time, either weekly or bi-weekly. Since this initial experience I have seen other positive bone mass density outcomes with the use of this device, and I am excited to share my experience so other practitioners like me can use this knowledge with their patients.”

Eleanor Hynote, MD
Internal Medicine
Former President of the American College for the Advancement of Medicine

“The real-world musculoskeletal benefits of the bioDensity device and osteogenic loading on strength, coordination, balance and subsequently confidence are nothing short of astonishing. The drug-free, osteogenic loading bone density benefits are unique to the bioDensity device. As a surgeon, I foresee the bioDensity device improving my patients quality of life drastically. I studied medicine because I wanted to help people, and bioDensity has shown me how I can safely and cost effectively grow my practice and touch the lives of many more than I thought possible.”

Jeffrey Bentson, MD
Orthopedic Surgery

“bioDensity is a very effective modality for improving endurance, strength and bone mass. Its a fast and efficient way of improving muscle and bone strength. It also provides a predictable and measured change in muscle and bone mass. Functional and daily activities improve with bioDensity training.”

Dr. Raj M. Singh, MD
Neuro Rehabilitation
Board Certified, American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

“I was fortunate enough to be one of the initial 400 test subjects for Osteogenic Loading via the bioDensity Device. As a Physician I realized that the vast majority of the population should be using this technology to access the human bodys own natural process for creating bone mass, and building tremendous levels of muscular strength. I have always been involved with fitness, and have been an advocate of the curative nature of exercise, but no modality I have come across has the potential to change the lives of so many millions of people like this one. In my own personal use I saw a force production increase from my neuro-musculoskeletal system of 119% in thirty-two months. Others that I observed in the program had similar responses, along with improved bone mass density and posture.”

Steve Shifflett, MD
Orthopedic Surgery

“The BStrong4LIfe System combines bioDensity and Power Plate technology using a proprietary protocol that will create a paradigm shift in the medical community. Patients achieve unparalleled results using bioDensity. The ‘20 second advantage of BS4L will revolutionize your practice.”

Perry A. Cammisa, DC
Chiropracter
Founder of BStrong4Life, with over 20 bioDensity locations

“OsteoStrong: for people of all ages taking advantage of amazing results in a very short period of time. The simple technology is set to change the paradigm of how the world increases bone density, joint density, and posture with the once-a-week program that only takes a few minutes per session. Also, it doesn’t leave people feeling sore or sweaty, this intervention is incredible and adult and aging populations.”

Kyle Zagrodzky
Entrepreneur
Founder of OsteoStrong, a bioDensity based franchise

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This product or the use of this product is covered by US patent Nos. 7,806,806; 7,780,574; 7,775,937; 7,753,825; 7,959,540; and corresponding counterparts.