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.
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
- 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.
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
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%
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.
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
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)
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
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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