We believe everybody should have the opportunity to live a healthy, happy and pain free life. Everyone should be able to live life to the fullest, by enjoying the activities they love with their friends, family and loved ones.

Our Bone Health Program is designed to help anyone with Osteoporosis and Osteopenia, so they can partake in the activities they enjoy.  Learn the skills and strategies in a safe and welcoming environment to help overcome any challenges you may be experiencing.

The Bone Health Classes are run by qualified healthcare practitioners at South Eastern Active Health and involve weekly sessions focusing on safe and evidence based methods to improve your bone health and reduce your future risk of fracture.


Why should I care about my bone health?

Osteoporosis! Osteoporosis is a non-painful condition where, over time, bones become weaker, thinner and fragile due to a reduction in the quality and quantity of bone.

Did you know that:

∗27% of women and 11% of men over the age of 60 have osteoporosis? 

∗One in three women will develop osteoporosis in their lifetime?

∗66% of Australian’s older than 50 years have poor bone health?

In women, osteoporosis accounts for more days in hospital than breast cancer, heart attack, diabetes, and many other diseases. Osteoporosis significantly increase the risk of breaking a bone (fracture) which can lead to many negative impacts on a persons life including persistent pain, significant disability, reduced independence and reduced life expectancy.

Osteoporosis is often not diagnosed until a fracture occurs which means opportunities for treatment and prevention were not utilised in time. Therefore early intervention is important to improve your bone health before it’s too late.

So how do I improve my bone health?


The Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA) guidelines for osteoporosis suggest exercise is effective and safe in improving bone health and is one of the most powerful tools we have in treating osteoporosis.

ESSA recommends incorporating three types of exercise for the best results;

1) Resistance training – Yes weights and it has to be quite challenging. Our osteopath will tailor your program to you. Don’t worry we will gradually build you up with safe progressions to allow you build up.
2) Impact loading – things like jumps, hops. We build you up to this in controlled situations.
3) Balance training – starting with more support and gradually building towards less support.

Is it safe?

Yes all are lots of studies on this all reported weight training was safe when people were gradually progressed to doing a little bit more each session.

The Bone Health Program

This type of program reduces the chance of falls occurring by improving your strength and balance and improves your bone’s ability to tolerate forces in multiple directions.


1) Initial Assessment – 30 mins

A detailed discussion and assessment reviewing your goals, current physical activities, injuries, related health conditions and any barriers to exercise.

2) Group Exercise Class (3 person max) – 30 mins

Module 1 (6 weeks)

2 exercise classes per week.  All classes involve resistance exercises and will be tailored to your ability and fitness level. Practitioners will focus on your form, observing correct posture and making sure you perform each exercise safely, even if it means using a lighter weight to begin with.

Module 2  (6 weeks)

1 exercise class per week. Consolidate the skills and knowledge you have learnt in module 1, and where appropriate, increase the intensity and variety of the resistance exercises to boost your health and vitality.

3) 12 week review – 30 mins

At the end of your 12 week exercise program you will have a 1-1 review session to see how much you have improved and achieved.  Your practitioner will create a new weekly exercise program for the next 12 weeks, designed to continue to increase your strength, performance and health outcomes.


At the completion of the program, you are more than welcome to continue supervised exercise classes in our gym. Or, you can take what you have learned and put it into practice yourself at home. If you need assistance along the way, you can always make another review appointment to get the advice and tweaks to your program as needed.



Initial Assessment (30 mins) – $85


Group Exercise Classes **

Module 1 (12 classes) – $390

Module 2 (6 classes) – $195


12 Week Review ( 30 mins) – $85

All assessments, reviews and exercise classes are provided by healthcare practitioners and are

eligible for Private Health Rebates (extras for Chiro/Osteo)

** Pay as you go options available – $40 per class


No lock in contracts and no hidden fees! So what are you waiting for? Put your best foot forward and book your initial assessment below. Exercise classes will be arranged during your initial assessment.

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