Assistive devices

Today there are many devices and different types of equipment to assist people to help keep them safe and prevent falls. Check with your healthcare provider before using an assistive device or equipment to make sure that it is safe and appropriate for you. Note: The information shared by members of the community does not constitute an endorsement by the National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF).



  • By Izzt · Posted April 7, 2014
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  • Hi does anyone know if these braces are available in Northern Ireland ...


  • By anguscat · New reply April 4, 2014
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  • HI does anyone know how I can get hold a sara meeks spinomed brace I live in the uk , anguscat ...

Airbag Underwear...something for our wish lists?

  • By BentonCity · New reply April 4, 2014
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  • This is kind of for fun but you never know when a new invention might help someone...I just read Sandi's review of the squatty potty....I confess I cannot give a testimony of having tried these things ...

Optimal frequencies for Vibrating Platform?

  • By Laura1959 · New reply March 24, 2014
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  • I'm looking into purchasing one of these platforms for personal use, but I have read that it's very important for OP sufferers to have access to a frequency range that is not harmful to the OP bone. Does ...

recliner chair

  • By anguscat · Posted February 14, 2014
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  • HI do you have a recliner chair and do you find it helfull, or not, I have one but hardly ever use it. I used it all the time when I first fractured, and even slept in it as bed was too sore to lie on ...

Lunar Prodigy Advance Full

  • By TimoPower · New reply January 22, 2014
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  • Been given a quote on the GE Lunar Prodigy Advance Full I have only used Hologic in the past and was excited to perform advanced body composition assessment - does the Lunar Prodigy offer this ...

yantra mat

  • By anguscat · New reply January 11, 2014
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  • HI has anyone here tried this mat as used by vermicelli and if so do you use to lie on while excersing, / or do you use it as a pain reliever anguscat ...


  • By woots · New reply January 3, 2014
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  • Marodyne has been communicating delays regarding the final quality processes of LivMD. I am still waiting for the platform. Anyone know further news and also waiting ...

Help for OA

  • By shiner2 · New reply October 29, 2013
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  • From science Bracing Improves Pain and Bone Marrow Lesions in Patients With Osteoarthritis of the Knee Oct. 27, 2013 — Use of a patellofemoral knee brace can improve pain symptoms and bone marrow ...

New Way to help Osteoporosis

  • By Marymac007 · New reply September 22, 2013
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  • The Boniva I was taking decreased my bone density by 4.5%. I was suppose to go on Prolia, however one of the doctors dropped the ball. A year went by at my yearly visit two weeks ago the doctors wanted ...

Vibration treatment

  • By Brittaj · New reply June 17, 2013
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  • I'd like to know if anyone has experience with treating osteoporosis with a machine you can stand on and vibrates up an down? I'v heard it supposed to be used in some hospitals and maybe by astronauts ...

Has anyone done Business with Hoveround?

  • By LovetoCrochet · Posted May 16, 2013
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  • When I went to the doctor, I was told that I need to get a new chair. I have had my mobility scooter for several years, but need to get a power wheelchair. My left leg is pretty much shot and there is ...

Reach & Grabbers at Dollar Tree

  • By moimeme · Posted February 19, 2013
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  • If anyone is interested, I've found reach & grabbers for a buck each at Dollar Tree recently. I'd purchased one earlier & got a second one as back up today. They work quite well, especially for the price ...

Advice needed for a friend

  • By KMFDallas · Posted December 14, 2012
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  • Pelvic Stabilizer for Wenzelite Posterior Roller Walkers My friend's son was wondering if this walker would be good for his mother. She is VERY stooped over and has a very bad ankles and knees. Thank ...

* Pedometers * Does anybody use them?

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  • By spunkyblondie (Inactive) · New reply December 2, 2012
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  • Kinda toying with the idea of using one. Does anybody have one? What brand? Do you like it? How many steps do you take a day? I'd love to hear your input ...

spinomed 3

  • By montmom · New reply November 21, 2012
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  • I was diagnosed with a double compression fracture due to osteoporosis about 6 yrs ago. I'm thinking of trying a spinomed 3 vest in hopes of helping the curvature of my spine. Does anyone have any suggestions ...


  • By Mihir · New reply October 31, 2012
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  • Hi, I've found this site whilst browsing on the internet for a mattress for my mother who has osteoporosis. Any suggestions on what types would be suitable for her will be very gratefully received ...


  • By Mihir · Posted October 31, 2012
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  • Hi, I've found this site whilst browsing on the internet for a mattress for my mother who has osteoporosis. Any suggestions on what types would be suitable for her will be very gratefully received ...

PEMF for osteoporosis? Has anyone tried it?

  • By Abigail_n · New reply August 13, 2012
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  • I started looking into pulsed electromagnetic field therapy for osteoporosis and have found a lot of, frankly, confusing information. I have narrowed it down and just now read this press release here ...

Fractures showing up on a xray and answers

  • By Lozcoz · New reply August 9, 2012
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  • Hi I am just wondering why my fractures are not showing up on X-rays I have had 7 fractures in the last 13 months l1,l2,t12,pelvis,ribs,toe and now t3 I developed what feels like bone pain 4 days ago ...

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