Onero Program – Osteoporosis Exercise

“When it comes to bones we know exercise can benefit people throughout their life – by growing bigger stronger bones in childhood, improving bones throughout adulthood and preventing falls that can lead to fracture as we age.”

Professor Belinda Beck
Director, The Bone Clinic


But not all exercise is effective. Research has demonstrated that only certain types of exercise improve bone health. Onero™ is an osteoporosis treatment based on exercise designed specifically to prevent osteoporotic fracture by stimulating bone development and preventing falls in at-risk individuals.


To find out more about osteoporosis and Onero™ please visit the Osteoporosis Australia (OA) website. OA is Australia’s leading advocacy group for sufferers of osteoporosis and are committed to exercise for bone health. They have partnered with The Bone Clinic, the developers of Onero™, to disseminate this effective exercise program throughout Australia. OA have a great explainer video on the Onero™ program and how it can:

1) increase bone density;
2) strengthen muscle; and
3) reduce the risk of falls.


To be safe and effective the program must be supervised by a physiotherapist or accredited exercise physiologist who is trained and Licensed to deliver the program. Our Back In Motion practice is now Licensed to deliver Onero™ to our clients with or at risk of osteoporosis. Onero™ is appropriate for adults of any age wishing to reduce their risk of osteoporotic fracture.

One of the great features of Onero™ is that you don’t need to exercise five days of the week. Research has found that just twice a week is enough to stimulate bone, improve muscle and help prevent falls. In fact, the original research that underpins Onero™ included only 1 hour of exercise a week.

[1] Beck BR and Weis LJ: Translating high intensity loading for osteoporosis to the real world: Two year observations from The Bone Clinic. Research to Practice Annual Scientific Meeting of Exercise and Sports Science Australia, Brisbane, Australia, 27-29 March 2018 (Winner: Practitioner Award)


To start Onero™ we recommend a visit to your local GP as you may be eligible for a General Practitioner Management Plan (GPMP). A GPMP allows up to 5 visits that are reimbursed through Medicare. This brochure allows the GP to read about the exercise program and decide whether Onero™ is right for you.

If you are not eligible for a GPMP you may be able to claim the cost of your visit through private health insurance. Pease call us for an appointment.

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