CONSIDERATIONS ON THE ROLE OF PHYSICAL THERAPY IN THE TREATMENT OF OSTEOPOROSIS VERTEBRATE
Osteoporosis is a disease characterized by low bone mass, micro architectural
deterioration of bone tissue leading to bone fragility, and consequent increase in fractures risk.
Primary care physicians need to take proactive role in assessing the risk for or presence
of osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures and in maintaining or improving general bone
health: many patients consider back pain a normal part of aging and do not discuss it with their
physician. Further, the primary care physicians needs to act as the central point of care for a
patient with a osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures, working with an orthopaedist,
physical therapist an dietician to provide optimal management.
Two types of exercise that are best for bone health are weight-bearing and resistance