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Non-Drug Protocol for Building Bone Density Expected
to Steal Spotlight at World Congress on Osteoporosis

MILAN (March 5, 2015) – When more than 4,500 scientists, clinicians and other thought-leaders in the fields of osteoporosis, osteoarthritis and musculoskeletal diseases gather here later this month for the World Congress on Osteoporosis, it may be the first time in the 17-year history of the field’s largest educational research forum that the hot-button topic is an emerging non-pharmaceutical protocol for enhancing bone health. Based on the well-accepted scientific principles of Wolff’s law, osteogenic loading at multiples of body weight has long been recognized as the most effective means of building bone mass. But only recently have biomedical engineers figured out how to generate high enough levels of loading stimulus to accomplish significant bone growth, with minimal risk of injury.

Potentially the most exhaustive symposium on the topic to-date, “Osteogenic Loading: Low-Impact, High-Loading Stimulus for Bone Density Development” will explore the physiological reactions of bone under impact-level forces, associated risks and rewards, and measurement methodology. Panelists will include Riku Nikander, PhD, managing director of the Gerontology Research Center at Finland’s GeroCenter Foundation for Aging Research and Development, Lynn Freeman, PhD, senior scientist for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ PATH Clinical Research Institute, and symposium chair John Jaquish, PhD, chief science and technology officer for Performance Health Systems and inventor of the bioDensityTM osteogenic loading system.

Regarded as a breakthrough in the prevention and treatment of degenerative bone diseases, the patented bioDensity system places users in optimal biomechanical positions to safely load multiples of their body weight for short periods of time. Resultantly, and in accordance with Wolff’s law, the intense compressive forces distort bone mass causing bone synthesizing cells, known as osteoblasts, to absorb minerals to reinforce the structure of the bone, making it harder and less porous. The recommended bioDensity regimen is one session a week, consisting of four brief load exposures – seated chest press, leg press and core pull, and standing vertical lift. Force loaded with the bioDensity system is self-imposed, meaning users control the amount of load applied based on comfort, practically eliminating the risk of injury.

A research study published in a January 2014 supplement of Osteoporosis International, the official journal of the International Osteoporosis Foundation and National Osteoporosis Foundation, substantiated increases in bone mass among subjects using bioDensity at levels previously unseen for any non-pharmaceutical protocol. According to DXA scans, study participants, with an average age of 60, increased hip bone density by an average of 7.1 percent, and spinal bone density by 7.7 percent, after using bioDensity for one year on average.

For additional information and substantiating science on bioDensity as a safe, effective, comfortable and convenient approach to increasing bone density, visit biodensity.com. The site also includes a list of wellness centers, medical groups and doctors’ offices around the world where the bioDensity system can be found.

Performance Health Systems LLC specializes in delivering advanced technology solutions through its health and wellness equipment. In addition to bioDensity, the company is the manufacturer and global distributor of Power Plate®, the world’s leading brand of whole-body vibration exercise equipment, for both home and professional use. .

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April, 2018 Dr. Jason Conviser, Ph.D., FACSM and FMFA will present at the World Congress on Osteoporosis in Krakow Poland.

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Springpoint - A Culture of Wellness

Performance Health Systems conducted a 12-week trial focused on 60 men and women in their early 80’s and studied the effects of using bioDensity and Power Plate on strength (force production), balance, and functional independence at Springpoint Senior Living facilities. The results were decidedly impressive and included:

  • Significant increases in force production
  • Increase of 47-48% for chest press
  • Increase of 50-51% for leg press
  • Increase of 22-38% for vertical lift
  • Remarkable improvements in static and dynamic balance
  • Improved leg strength; reducing fall risk and incidence
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March 15, 2018, Dr. Jason Conviser, Ph.D., FACSM and FMFA presented to over 400 fitness industry professionals at the International Wellness and Fitness conference in Shanghai China on his research with bio Density and type two diabetes and osteoporosis.

China currently has over 200 million diabetics and they are very interested in finding approaches to help diabetics control their A1c levels in a non-clinical setting.

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Dr. Jason Conviser, Ph.D., FACSM and FMFA
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New Book: The Health and Wellness Professionals Guide to Medical Fitness Exercise

The Health and Wellness Professionals Guide to Medical Fitness Exercise, by Jason Conviser, Ph.D., FACSM and Robyn Stuhr, published by Healthy Learning Publishers in 2017 highlighted both Power Plate and Bio Density in chapters dealing with a non-pharmacological approach to osteoporosis and type 2 diabetes as well as improvements in numerous activities of dialing living.

The Health and Wellness Professionals Guide to Medical Fitness Exercise
The Health and Wellness Professionals Guide to Medical Fitness Exercise

Osteogenic Loading & bioDensity Lecture - Medical Wellness Association 2013

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"New Technology Challenges the “Inevitability” of Osteoporosis" presents a compelling overview of the issue of osteoporosis and explains what the medical wellness community could do to potentially prevent this crippling bone disease from afflicting millions of individuals worldwide annually. The DVD details key perspectives on bone health, including outlining both the risk factors for osteoporosis and the traditional industry responses to this condition. The DVD also points out how a new technology provides a possible solution to the issue of osteoporosis. In addition, the DVD reviews why this new technology offers noteworthy opportunities for both health/fitness clubs and medical wellness facilities.

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DVD: Bone Density Health Solutions for Osteoporosis

"Bone Density Health Solutions for Osteoporosis" reviews the fact that osteogenic loading can safely aid in increasing bone density by stimulating the body's natural bone generation process. The DVD provides an overview of a novel exercise apparatus, designed specifically for bone compression, as well as the resulting bone development. The DVD also details the research findings that indicate that the positive impact of this therapy is potentially greater than the current conventional standard of care.

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Crain's Chicago Business | Can this exercise machine reverse osteoporosis?

bioDensity was featured today in a Crain's article "Can this exercise machine reverse osteoporosis?". The piece tells the story of Elly Laser who needed treatment for osteoporosis. Elly tried the standard regimen, oral biphosphates, but couldn't tolerate them. A yearly infusion of the medicine was prescribed, but Laser couldn't fathom injecting a biphosphate into her body. While searching for a non drug osteoporosis treatment, she found Ascend CHC's bioDensity clinic in her Streeterville neighborhood and began weekly bioDensity sessions. Ascend CEO Jason Conviser is so convinced that osteogenic loading works that he offers a money-back guarantee after one year.

After seven months of treatment, Elly's scans show her condition "has moved from osteoporosis, which could kill her, to osteopenia, which she can live with and even go tango dancing."

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bioDensity on Chicago's Fox-32

bioDensity was featured during the health segment of Chicago's Fox-32 Midday news show. The segment focused on the origin of bioDensity, and how Dr. John Jaquish developed the first device to treat his mother's osteoporosis. After reversing her condition, now bioDensity helps thousands of people worldwide.