Training : Onero twice per week (second year of Onero training)
The client increased the bone mineral density of her lumbar spine by 6.05%, improving her T-score from -2.72 to -2.32. She has reversed the diagnosis of osteoporosis for the lumbar spine which is now in the osteopenic range.
Her functional reach increased by 10.81% and her Timed Up and Go test improved by 5.10%. These tests measure dynamic balance, functional mobility, and coordination and are great at predicting a reduction in falls risk. Her back extensor strength test improved by 2.05% and the timed sit to stand improved by 10.38% signifying increased back and leg strength and endurance. Studies have shown that improvements in leg strength and endurance also lower the risk of falls, while improvements in back extensor strength are associated with a reduced risk of vertebral fractures. These improvements in bone mineral density, balance, agility, and strength greatly reduce her falls and fracture risk.