Welcome! It’s time to Love your Bones. Protect your future.
Message from our Patron, Helen Dalley
Osteoporosis Australia is proud to be part of World Osteoporosis Day, October 20.
We encourage everyone to ‘love your bones’ during October.
This year we are talking about the important issue of spinal fractures.
It’s true, any type of broken bone from poor bone health is serious. But we know spinal fractures are the most undiagnosed type of fracture.
Height loss, curved back and sudden unexplained back pain are all warning signs. If you or anyone you know have these symptoms talk to your doctor.
If osteoporosis is diagnosed there are positive steps to help manage your bone health.
Please review the information on this page and help us spread this awareness message by using posters at your workplace, community centre or club.
DONATE for World Osteoporosis Day. Your donation can help support education programs, patient services and research.
Message from Osteoporisis Australia CEO, Greg Lyubomirsky
Currently in Australia there are many broken bones from poor bone health which could be prevented!
In the lead up to World Osteoporosis Day, October 20, we encourage people to stay active and take the Know Your Bones online self-assessment at www.knowyourbones.org.au.
We also have World Osteoporosis Day posters and information sheets you can share to help us promote better bone health in your community.
Help spread the word …
In 2018 there will be over 165,000 broken bones from osteoporosis in Australia.
Choose a World Osteoporosis Day poster that best expresses what you want to emphasise on World Osteoporosis Day & display it at your club, workplace, community centre or healthcare centre to help raise awareness.
DOWNLOAD World Osteoporosis Day POSTER SIGNS OF BREAKING SPINE - A4 (PDF Standard)
Self-assess your bone health at www.knowyourbones.org.au this World Osteoporosis Day!
Join the tens of thousands of Australians who have completed the assessment already.
Once you've completed your self-assessment you will receive a report showing your results and risk factors. If required, take your report to your doctor to discuss your bone health.
Know Your Bones is an online tool from Osteoporosis Australia and the Garvan Institute of Medical Research.
Don't delay ... START YOUR ASSESSMENT NOW!