FrameWorksTM is collaborative program between The Women's Hospital and High Pointe Therapy at The Women's Hospital. Frameworks is designed for women with a diagnosis of osteopenia, osteoporosis or those at risk for the disease. During this specialized class, women are taught how to exercise safely and effectively. The focus is placed on appropriate and weight-bearing exercise, minimizing the risk for injury while increasing bone mass.
- Changes in bone mass
- Improved posture and balance
- Decreased risk for falling and hip fractures
- Improved digestion
- Greater lung capacity
- Decreased risk for spinal compression fractures
Many women who participate in the FrameWorks program report an increase in stamina and strength. Confidence is gained on how to safely strength train and progress independently. The participants are taught how to continue to stimulate bone and muscle growth as they age by choosing from several exercise routines and alternating workouts on a regular basis.
- FrameWorks is a year-long course
- The program is four six-week sessions
- Each session is unique and builds upon the previous session
- A commitment to the full year is required
- A telephone screening is completed with each potential candidate.
Inquiries can be made by calling Jackie Spring at 812/842-4511.
The diagnosis of osteoporosis was once known as the old woman's disease. You might find it hard to believe, but the process actually begins in childhood. Due to access to earlier screening, women are becoming aware they have the disease at an earlier age.
Once diagnosed, some of the treatment options may include increasing calcium and vitamin D intake and beginning weight-bearing exercises. Lack of knowledge upon entering an exercise program can be very frustrating, and possibly increase the risk for injury. FrameWorks provides education on how to proceed with an exercise program in a safe and effective manner.
FrameWorks is a trademark of The Women's Hospital.