Osteofit

Exercise is a proven effective treatment option for people with osteoporosis in combination with medication and nutrition.
  • Exercise can modify some fall risk factors and thus reduce falls in older adults.
  • A physically active lifestyle is associated with a reduced risk of osteoporotic fracture.
Osteofit is BC Women’s certified exercise, education and falls prevention program for individuals with osteoporosis, low bone density or who are at risk of fractures and falls. Osteofit aims to provide safe and gentle exercises for individuals with minimal previous exercise experience.
Osteofit is medically endorsed and based on published research. It is designed and updated by clinical specialists from BC Women’s Osteoporosis program (see the Osteoporosis Program for more information). Osteofit instructors are specially trained and certified by BC Women’s Hospital +Health Centre.

Kelowna 

H2O Adventure and Fitness Centre  (250) 764-4040 

Parkinson Recreation Centre (250) 469-8800

Christ Lutheran Church Hall (Contact instructor) 250-317-7283

West Kelowna

Heritage Retirement residence (Contact instructor)  250-470-3553

Westbank United Church (Contact instructor)  250-470-3553

Address / Contact Info

BC

Service Details

Referral criteria: Prospective participants DO NOT need a physician’s referral though some individuals may require medical clearance from a physician or nurse practitioner if they are over 65 or have specific medical problems. Whether medical clearance is necessary will be determined by the Osteofit instructor at the first class.
Languages spoken: English

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This program was last updated on 01 Dec 2016.