Osteoporosis and Eating Disorders

Do you or a loved one suffer from an eating disorder (ED)? EDs can have serious repercussions when it comes to bone health. Take a look at our latest blog post outlining the risk factors and ways to reduce the risk of osteoporosis if suffering from an ED.

Osteoporosis and Spinal Cord Injury

Have you been diagnosed with a spinal cord injury (SCI)? SCIs happen through traumatic events such as motor vehicle accidents, falls, or sport injuries or non-traumatic events such as arthritis, inflammation, or cancer. Are you at increased risk for lower extremity fracture? (See page 2 of the PDF for a checklist). Educate yourself! You can help … Continue reading Osteoporosis and Spinal Cord Injury

Yoga – good or bad for osteo?

Namaste Readers! Yoga has become so popular in our culture that it seems to pop up on the Internet, in alternative medicine and even amongst scientists and doctors. It is typically recognized as an exercise that makes our body more flexible and stronger! There are many types of yoga that target different parts of our … Continue reading Yoga – good or bad for osteo?

Canadian Musculoskeletal Conference (CMC) 2016

Registration for #CMCTO2016 for health professionals is now open.  Visit our link on the menu for further details or register at: http://www.canadianmskconferences.com We hope to see you there!  

What is Trabecular Bone Score (TBS)?

Trabecular Bone Score or TBS provides information about the quality of bone structure in the spine bone. This information complements bone mineral density measurement, and can be helpful to clinicians in determining fracture risk and discussing lifestyle management or treatment options with patients. It is conveniently measured during a standard bone density test. We are … Continue reading What is Trabecular Bone Score (TBS)?

Our Research – Does vitamin E help bone health?

Aging causes an increase in oxidative stress and inflammation in our bodies. Along with declining estrogen levels, these changes may lead to bone loss in postmenopausal women. The effects of estrogen on bone have been investigated in great detail, but not much is known about the effects of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory substances on bone. Since … Continue reading Our Research – Does vitamin E help bone health?

Dr. Angela Cheung has been awarded the Tier 1 Canada Research Chair

Congratulations to our director Dr. Angela M. Cheung for being awarded the Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Musculoskeletal and Postmenopausal Health! The Canada Research Chair program attracts and retains the world’s most accomplished and promising scientists. The focus of Dr. Cheung's work is to improve the quality of life, health and healthcare of people … Continue reading Dr. Angela Cheung has been awarded the Tier 1 Canada Research Chair