Today, Lora Giangregorio, PhD discusses spinal cord injury and bone health, and exercise for spinal cord injury patients. In this video we learn about the importance of bone health for people with spinal cord injury. Lora Giangregorio, Professor and Schlegel Research Chair in Mobility and Aging, at the University of Waterloo’s DXA Lab explains osteoporosis, spinal cord injury and strategies to prevent falls and osteoporotic fractures. Ed Jimenez demos his exercise routine, and Kyle Whaley, Physiotherapist and Executive Director of Propel Physiotherapy explains the benefits of strength and transfer training.
This video content was created as part of a project funded by a grant from the Craig H. Neilsen Foundation to Spinal Cord Injury Ontario.
Some of the video footage of people exercising is copyright Osteoporosis Canada and used with permission. Exercises are shown for demonstrative purposes and not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice or treatment. Please consult with your health care provider or other qualified health professional about what exercises are right for you.
Please visit osteostrategy.on.ca/patient-toolbox for additional exercise recommendations, interactive tools and helpful resources for preventing fractures due to osteoporosis.
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