OsteoStrong Psychophysical Health and Well-Being Programme 5.0

Bazil and Helen have been running this programme for 7 years, and it is the only programme of its kind in the UK. Bazil is a member of the International Osteostrong Team in the US, and works in collaboration with the Stratford Village Surgery in East London, where he set up, and continues to run, an Osteogenic Loading (Musculoskeletal health) clinic. The service has an additional focus on Mental and Psychological Health and Wellbeing, as a result of the impact of lockdown and Covid-19. 

The programme combines Bazil's Health Psychology and exercise prescription background, and over 40 years of experience in the health and wellness field, together with Helen’s experience as an Exercise Physiologist, working to improve both mental and physical wellbeing. They are supported by Taide, Senior Assistant Psychologist and a qualified fitness instructor and Hakeem, Finance Officer. 

Osteostrong caters to all abilities, no matter your fitness level. Patients can receive between 6-8 sessions when referred. 

The programme is suitable for most patients at risk from osteoporosis, osteopenia, and many other long-term health conditions such as type 2 diabetes, hypertension, joint and back pain, obesity, and sedentary lifestyle.  

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Service access criteria: Not suitable for uncontrollable hypertension, Uncontrolled atrial or ventricular arrhythmia, uncontrolled sinus tachycardia, Blood Pressure reaching at rest greater than 200 mmHg diastolic, Any acute febrile illness e.g. respiratory tract infections, Uncontrolled Asthma, Vertigo, unexplained "dizziness" or episodes of loss of consciousness, Diabetes, poorly controlled particularly with Ketosis, Established symptomatic cerebro-vascular disease, Pregnant women in their last trimester.
Categories:
Connecting with others
Getting active
Healthy lifestyle
Day to day helping hand
Helping with money
Information and advice
Transport and getting around
Mental health
Support with housing
Support with employment
Support for carers
Volunteering
Managing a long-term health condition
Basic necessities (food/clothes)
Advocacy
Arts and creativity
Connecting with nature
Youth support
Social prescribing
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Additional needs catered for:
Vision impairment friendly
Hearing impairment friendly
Wheelchair accessible
Learning difficulty friendly
Physical disability friendly
Dementia friendly
Takes place in the client’s home
Non English speaking friendly
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Key words - separate with a comma: Mental Health, Physical Therapy, Psychological Wellbeing, Osteoporosis, Osteopenia, Pain Management, Joint & Back Pain, Balance, Posture, Diabetes,

Reviews

5.0


11 comments

ST

6 months ago

I had a fantastic experience using the osteostrong program. I found each week I use the machine; I was surprised that generally I had gained overall strength from the last session.

It is challenging but I go home feeling I had done a good workout. I have been doing a lot of bike riding this summer and I do feel improvement in the power of my legs. I do find the program to be great in improve overall health. My body has less aches and pains. The knee pains in my right leg are gone. Overall, I have great things to say about this Program

Dr

3 months ago

“It was a wonderful experience completing the program. I certainly will refer patients to you. Keep it up”.

A D

3 months ago

“The exercise program was very useful for me, as it shows me where I was lacking and where I can make improvements. It also motivated me to join a gym to extend my fitness. So, I am really very pleased with the program”.

Dr. A

3 months ago

“I was a bit skeptical about the Osteostrong program, when I heard about it but after about 8 sessions, my back pain was completely gone. I carried on doing my sessions and noticed a difference; my legs and chest muscles feel much stronger, and my back pain has not returned”

R

3 months ago

“Hi Bazil, I would like to say since I started my Osteostrong exercise I can, confidently state that I have never felt this physically strong for many a year, particularly in my legs. I find myself bounding up several flights of stairs at work for the sheer joy of it because I can. Whereas, It was something that I found quite laborious before. Thank You!”

K

3 months ago

I completed a 12-session program on the Osteostrong machines which finished around three weeks ago. The machines were easy to use itself and I also received additional support from Bazil. I would say, at around week three I could feel some benefits from using the machine, pain in my knees and back had reduced. Then as weeks went on, I could feel that muscle tone overall was improved and more supportive around knee and ankle joints, posture had improved as well. I will say I will always have pain in my back due to a disk bulge but using the machine did help. Pain before using machine on a scale of 1-10 was an 8-9 at times. While using the machine pain was reduced to 4-5. A couple of times after using the machine I did feel like I had over exercised, and my body was a bit sore and ached a bit. All in all using the OS machines were a good experience and I hope to continue

Mr and Mrs DS

3 months ago

“We are benefiting from the Osteostrong program, as we can see from the graph which go up and up. My wife and I are very happy with the program and your co-operation and help during our sessions and look forward to your continual co-operation in future”

P S

3 months ago

“Thanks for giving me the opportunity to attend the Osteostrong program. I must say after every session when I see the improvement graph, I feel good. I have been feeling really energetic. I have suffered back problems in past but since I have started this machine, it seems to get better”

S P

3 months ago

After over 12 weeks on your OS programme I felt fitter than when I started. As you know, I walk three-quarters of a mile from my home to the surgery with my daughter for our appointments with you. Since starting the programme, I have cut my journey time from 25mins to about 15mins without stopping. I do get tired on the walk back home but nowhere like before, I do however feel, I am making improvements as the weeks go by.

M P

2 months ago

I feel that it has helped me see what my strength level is, even when I have had gaps for few weeks

Chanel

8 days ago