while i have to say i don't understand fully the legal, physical or training implications of this discussion as an unqualified recreational exerciser, it is apparent that Professor Maria Fiatarone Singh has written extensively on the management of osteoporotic fractures, and osteoarthritis in general.
Sadly, many of the highly relevant articles are not freely available.
more easily accessible:
Fiatarone Singh, M. A. (2004). Physical activity and bone health. Aust Fam Physician, 33(3), 125. [PMID 15054975] - http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1505 ... t=Citation
- sadly these publications aren't easily available online:
Fiatarone Singh, M. A. (2007) Exercise to help prevent osteoporotic fractures: Guidelines. Medicine Today 8 (2): 61-64.
Fiatarone Singh, M. A. Exercise to help prevent osteoporotic fractures: Instructions for Patients. Medicine Today (in press, accepted 14/2/07).
Fiatarone Singh, MA. (2007) Exercise and osteoporotic fracture prevention. Part 2: Prescribing exercise. Medicine Today 8 (1): 31-41.
Fiatarone Singh, M. A. (2006) Exercise and osteoporotic fracture prevention. Part 1: The role of exercise. Medicine Today 7 (12): 30-39.
their references page is fascinating - http://www.sswahs.nsw.gov.au/balmain/st ... blications
To add some general local knowledge, the founders of the centre are associated with one of Australia's premier medical faculties at one of Australia's best Universities - with hope the principles of the centre will have increasing influence.
hmm... the centre is a ferry ride from my current place of work. is a little sad i've entirely the wrong background and training to do any applied work there.