Frequently Asked Questions

Is OsteoStrong safe?
Yes, you are in complete control of your session. A trained technician is with you every step of the way. There are no weights to move or lift. Over 25,000 people of all ages have safely used our system.
I have osteoporosis. What kind of result will I get?
People over the age of 50 who have provided copies of their Bone DXA scan reports are showing a 4-10% increase in bone density in just 12 months. Results can vary.
How often do I visit the OsteoStrong center?
You just need to come in once a week.
How long is a session?
Sessions are 5 to 10 minutes.
What should I wear to a session?
You can wear just about whatever you would like to your session. Many come in during their lunch hour and wear office attire during their session. You will not even break a sweat.
Why does it work?
The human body has built-in natural adaptive responses. Just like when your skin sweats when it is too hot or your pupils dilate when the room gets dark, your body also has adaptive responses that will cause your bones and muscles to strengthen when the right circumstances are met. The OsteoStrong system is designed to help you achieve your personal trigger points to cause your own adaptive responses to help improve bone health and muscle strength. The science of how this works has been around for decades.
How does OsteoStrong help build healthy bones?
German surgeon, Dr. Julius Wolff developed “Wolff’s Law” that basically says that when bones receive the right amount of pressure, they will respond by increasing in mineral density. Furthermore, the 2004 United States Surgeon General report on Bone Health and Osteoporosis supports Wolff’s law by saying, “Increases in bone mineral density are stimulated by maximum loading of the muscular skeletal system.”

Both Wolff’s law and the United States Surgeon General report best describe one of the key objectives of your OsteoStrong Session.

How does OsteoStrong help increase my physical strength?
In the body-building and fitness community and even in some academic books, Skeletal Muscle Hypertrophy is described as being in one of two types: Sarcoplasmic or Myofibril. During Sarcoplasmic (fluid in your muscles) Hypertrophy, the volume of Sarcoplasmic fluid in the muscle cell increases with no accompanying increase in muscular strength, whereas during Myofibrillar Hypertrophy, actin and myosin contractile proteins increase in number and add to muscular strength as well as a small increase in the size of the muscle.

Sarcoplasmic Hypertrophy is characteristic of the muscles of certain bodybuilders while Myofibrillar Hypertrophy is characteristic of Olympic weightlifters.

Sarcoplasmic Hypertrophy, or bulking-up, often comes from traditional weight-training in the gym. Because increases in sarcoplasm cause you to get bigger, but not too much stronger, it is not of much value to most people. Your session at OsteoStrong does not cause any or has minimal impact on increases in sarcoplasm.

On the other hand, Myofibrillar (muscle fiber) Hypertrophy is characteristic of adding strength without necessarily adding too much in size from sarcoplasm. Briefly achieving your personal maximum force production threshold can cause Myofibrillar Hypertrophy, or stated another way, an adaptive response that will cause an increase in muscle fibers. This is exactly what your session at OsteoStrong seeks to do.

Our data on over 25,000 users over the past 7 years has shown that people of just about any age can experience Myofibrillar Hypertrophy, resulting in amazing strength gains with just one OsteoStrong session per week.

Why can’t I come in more than once week?
Once you have successfully achieved the right set of circumstances at OsteoStrong to cause your own natural adaptive responses to trigger skeletal and muscular hypertrophy, your body naturally does the rest of the work for you. Our extensive database of over 25,000 users does not show that results are better or happen any more quickly if you come in more often. In fact, some have shown to have slower results when using OsteoStrong more frequently.
Do doctors endorse OsteoStrong?
Yes, several doctors endorse the patented technology used at OsteoStrong:

John Jaquish, Ph. D.
Raj Singh, MD
Eleanor Hynote, MD
Jason Convisor, Ph.D
Harvey S. Mishner, M.D.

Can I use my insurance?
The fees at OsteoStrong are very low and less than the co-pays that others are paying to use the same technology at doctor’s offices around the country. If we accepted insurance, just like the doctors, your co-pays fees to use the OsteoStrong system would likely be much higher than our current fees structure.

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