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Critical Reviews™ in Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
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ISSN Print: 0896-2960
ISSN Online: 2162-6553

Critical Reviews™ in Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine

DOI: 10.1615/CritRevPhysRehabilMed.v9.i3-4.80
pages 331-353

Osteoporosis and Rehabilitation

Amy Fitzsimmons
Graduate Hospital, Medical Office Bldg., 1740 South Street, Philadelphia, PA 19146
Bruce Freundlich
Chariman of Rheumatology, Graduate Hospital, 8th Floor Pepper Pavillion, Philadelphia, PA 191946
Francis Bonner
Chairman of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 10th Floor Pepper Pavillion, Philadelphia, PA 19146

ABSTRACT

Osteoporosis has become a national epidemic. The comprehensive treatment of the population at risk for or already with osteoporosis includes education, nutrition, pharmaceutical management, and various rehabilitative interventions. Rehabilitation will include instructions in proper exercise, fall and fracture prevention, and pain management. Through various forms of therapy, one can limit the deleterious outcomes of osteoporosis and promote maximal functional status and general well being.


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