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We are a health-related business, and we take serious precautions about the safety of our members. The most significant precaution we have implemented is that we currently allow a maximum of two members at a time in our Studios, and they stay in different ambients. We recently ran a survey with all Greenwich and Darien members, and 100% said they feel safe during their sessions. Watch this doctor from Westfield, NJ, talking about his view on safety precautions at OsteoStrong.
Our sessions range from $39 to $79, depending on the location and membership plan. Schedule a FREE Wellness Evaluation here, and one of our session coaches will recommend the best plan for your goals.
Although Traditional health insurance does not typically cover OsteoStrong sessions, many members get partial or full reimbursement. Click here to see and download the reimbursement methods for osteogenic loading.
Our research shows that coming in more frequently slows the results of osteogenic loading. Ideally, members hit multiples of their body weight, which triggers bone adaptation. A bone adaptation requires time to grow. Activating adaptation by coming in for sessions more than once per week may slow down the process.
Typically, weight lifting exhausts ATP, glycogen, and creatine phosphate, which are the fuels in muscle cells. When you do push-ups and your arms feel tight, it means the central nervous system is triggering an adaptation to hold more fuel. Osteogenic impact triggering, on the other hand, creates kinetic fatigue instead of fuel fatigue. This engages the muscle to the fullest degree. In a natural, real-life situation where people experience impact, their bones, muscles, tendons, and ligaments are optimized. The exhaustion has to do with a lack of structure to continue the contraction, not a lack of fuel.
Yes. Members will see great results if they do both osteogenic loading and workouts. In fact, they will likely experience strength gains more quickly by doing both—as long as the workout doesn't come directly before their OsteoStrong session.
The published research on this topic does not indicate that bones are strengthened through regular exercises or weight training. A study published in 2012 identified that the minimum force required to trigger bone growth on the hip is 4.2 multiples of body weight. Engaging in that amount of force outside of an OsteoStrong center is not recommended for most people. The good news is that our proprietary Spectrum system safely allows members to experience much more than the 4.2 MOB (multiples of body weight) minimum required to trigger the skeletal building response.
What we are doing at OsteoStrong is causing bone and tissue growth. Because the bone fortification process takes between one to six weeks, missing a single session will not slow that process or cause members to lose the results they have gained. However, repeatedly missing sessions over an extended period will affect results.
Results vary from person to person. However, here are some general results that our members experience:
Only to a minimal degree. But Osteostrong members become more capable of engaging in other cardiovascular activities that allow their bodies to burn more calories. Just be aware that weight loss comes from an improved diet in 90% of cases.
It's worth noting here that the most common causes for compression fractures are coughing and sneezing. Compression fractures of the spine are typically caused by abrupt loading, specifically "impact." This is part of why therapists do not employ impact training as a modality for osteoporosis treatment. It is possible for someone to abruptly load using an osteogenic loading device, thereby removing the therapy's inherent safety aspects. However, osteogenic loading therapy was developed to be the antithesis of this. As long as the proper training protocols are followed, the chances of injury are very low. We instruct our members to apply loading in a slow, controlled manner to use comfort and neural inhibition as a natural limiter.
Many individuals who have a history of stress fractures have achieved clear results with osteogenic triggering. However, people with this medical history should consult their physician before starting our program, as other factors in their biochemistry contribute to those stress fractures.
In some cases, yes. In others, no. In this situation, other factors are likely at play, ranging from dietary concerns to chemotherapy to exposure to biochemicals. These members must get approval from their physicians before starting our program.
In some cases, yes. Many members with fibromyalgia talk about how they have increased their function, decreased their pain, and enhanced their quality of life through OsteoStrong sessions.
Yes, OsteoStrong actually helps strengthen the bone around your hip or knee replacement. At OsteoStrong, the member will be strengthening the trabecular bone, enabling it to grip onto the replacement more effectively. For the same reason, our sessions are also great for pre-conditioning before knee or hip replacement surgeries. As with all medical conditions, we encourage people to consult with their physician before starting sessions at OsteoStrong.
Not all elements of the musculoskeletal system progress at the same rate or at the same time. An individual could hit a plateau because of neural inhibition in a particular weaker area of a musculoskeletal kinetic chain that needs to progress before the other tissues can. We have seen individuals plateau for months, then begin to progress again. The more powerful a tissue becomes in the human body, the less development can be stimulated in the future. For example, you would not expect functional bone performance changes of 200% to happen with a competitive athlete. But we see 200%-300% adaptations happen with seniors and other deconditioned members because they have lost and can thus regain greater performance levels.