Benefits of Osteogenic Loading

OsteoStrong sessions utilize a series of robotic musculoskeletal treatment devices that allow axial compression of bone. Because of the robotic optimized positioning of the human body, loading forces go through the human bone that is far higher than those seen in daily activity or exercise.

A force of 4.2 multiples of body weight is the minimum required force to trigger bone growth in the hip joint (the most important place to avoid fracture) and peek forces with adults in conventional resistance exercise only show 1.26 to 1.54 multiples of body weight (1).

Loading seen in OsteoStrong sessions exceeds 8 multiples of body weight, which is why bone density growth is so rapid (2,3,4). These forces also trigger changes in muscular density, as well as the thickness and function of tendons and ligaments which can improve biomechanics, posture, and reduce joint pain (5).

Below are the charts used throughout the site that help summarize and compare research results. All of the research studies used in the creation of these graphs and charts can be found and referenced at the bottom of this page.

  1. American College of Sports Medicine (2009). ACSM’s Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription, 8th ed. LWW, Philadelphia, PA
  2. Jaquish, J. (2013). Multiple-of-bodyweight axial bone loading using novel exercise intervention with and without bisphosphonate use for osteogenic adaptation. Osteoporosis International. 198; 24(4), s594-s595.
  3. Huck, C. & Jaquish, J. (2015). Functional bone performance measurements and adaptations using novel self-applied bone- loading exercise apparatus. Osteoporosis International. 26(1),s391-s392,NS12.
  4. Hunte, B., Jaquish, J., & Huck, C. (2015). Axial Bone Osteogenic Loading-Type Resistance Therapy Showing BMD and Functional Bone Performance Musculoskeletal Adaptation Over 24 Weeks with Postmenopausal Female Subjects. Journal of Osteoporosis & Physical Activity, 3(146), 2.
  5. Benjamin, M. Ralphs, J. (1998). Fibro cartilage in tendons and ligaments - an adaptation to compressive load. Journal of Anatomy. 9:481–494.

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