Amy T Harding
Dr Amy Harding is a researcher in the Menzies Health Institute Queensland. She graduated from Griffith University with a Bachelor of Exercise Science with First Class Honours and PhD. Her research interests are focused on bone-targeted exercise programs to preserve bone mass in individuals with osteopenia/osteoporosis and strategies to reduce the risk of falls and fracture in older adults. Her PhD research examined the effectiveness and safety of high-intensity progressive resistance and impact training in comparison to a machine-based isometric axial compression exercise program to improve muscle function and strength, and enhance structural indices of bone strength, to thereby reduce falls and fracture susceptibility in middle-aged and older men with low bone mass; the Lifting Intervention For Training Muscle and Osteoporosis Rehabilitation for Men trial. The trial addressed a notable gap in the literature with respect to exercise prescription for middle-aged and older men with low bone mass, who are increased risk of fragility fracture.
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