Exercises to Avoid for Osteoporosis

Can I Do Pilates with Osteoporosis?

Avoid These Three Types of Pilates Exercises if You Have Osteoporosis

If you have osteoporosis or low bone mass, you may be wondering if it is safe for you to do Pilates. It is definitely safe, and it can actually be highly effective! To ensure that you are safe while practicing Pilates, there are three types of exercises to avoid. These three particular movements put an incredible amount of load on the parts of the spine that are susceptible to spinal fracture. The contraindications include:

Forward Flexion

Loaded Flexion

Forward Flexion with Twist

We recommend working with a teacher who has training with bone issues, so they can help you focus on the movements that work best for your body. Find a qualified instructor on the Buff Bones website. You can also find exercises that you can do at home with our Bone Health Program. Another good place to start is with a Pilates Anytime class designed for those with osteoporosis.


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