Over 65? Osteoporotic? Pilates is the way forwards for you…. In Australia, individuals over the age of 65 have shown to suffer a high prevalence of osteoporosis, which is loss of bone mineralization (1). Osteoporosis can have a major effect on one’s quality of life as a simple fall could fracture bones and lead to immobilization-related complications.Preventing falls through a pilates-based strength-training may provide an avenue to overcoming the problems associated with osteoporosis(2). Pilates is a mind—body exercise that requires core stability, strength, and flexibility, and attention to muscle control, posture, and breathing (3). Latest research has shown that a six week pilates programme may be effective in fall prevention through the improvement of functional balance and pain in a population of over 65 years olds with chronic low back pain (4). Central Physio and Health offers a comprehensive one-to-one Pilates programme using pilates equipment and traditional teaching methods to deliver an effective falls prevention strategy for you. Call us on 07 56793664 for an appointment with your Level 4 Clinical Pilates Instructor Nik Taneja References (1) Henry et al. (2000) Prevalence of Osteoporosis in Australian Women: Geelong Osteoporosis Study. Journal of Clinicial Densitometry, 3 (3), 261-268 (2) Taylor MJ (2005) Osteoporosis: An Opportunity to Serve. International Journal of Yoga Therapy, 15 (1), 97-104 (3) Wells et al. (2012) Defining Pilates exercise: A systematic review. Complementary Therapies in Medicine 20, 253—262 (4) Cruz-Diaz et al. (2015) Effects of a six-week Pilates intervention on balance and fear of falling in women aged over 65 with chronic low-back pain: A randomized controlled trial. Maturitas, 82 (4), 371-376