Caring for your back

Most people with osteoporosis are unlikely to experience a spinal fracture during exercise.

Keeping your back straight and learning techniques for moving and lifting safely will help to minimise your risk of spinal fractures. It can also help to relieve pain. This is the case, whether you have a spinal fracture or not.

See our How to exercise safely for your bones film

Check out our range of exercises to help care for your back:

  • Exercises for back pain
    Find exercises to help with pain by improving muscle tone, easing tension and reducing muscle spasms in your back.

  • Exercises for posture
    Learn exercises to promote the health of your spine and help to reduce the strain on your joints, tendons and muscles.

  • Moving and lifting safely
    Learn safe techniques for day-to-day moving and lifting that can help reduce your risk of injury.

  • Bending forward
    Find answers to your questions about bending forward with osteoporosis.

  • Pilates with osteoporosis
    Pilates can help with the symptoms of spinal fractures. Learn how to adapt your Pilates movements to protect your back.

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