Manual therapy & exercise for osteoporotic fx pain


This is a very interesting and preliminary study, especially with a recent patient with vertebral fractures secondary to osteoporosis. I would like to have seen more specifics (What grade of mobilisation?) What exercises were given?), but it looks promising.  I hope they have a follow-up study planned with a larger sample and publish it with more information.

Bennell KL, Matthews B, Greig A, et al.  Effects of an exercise and manual therapy program on physical impairments, function and quality-of-life in people with osteoporotic vertebral fracture: a randomised, single-blind controlled pilot trial.  BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders. 2010, 11:36 doi:10.1186/1471-2474-11-36.

Picture credit: osteoporosis_female, originally uploaded by go elsewhere…


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