Source: PM&R, 2012, 4(11) p. 882-888
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Date of publication: November 2012
Publication type: Journal article
In a nutshell: Exercise is part of the management of patients with osteoporosis and is associated with better quality of life and lower risk of future fracture. An exercise programme needs to address flexibility, muscle strength, core stability and gait steadiness, which also need to be individualised. To address falls and fractures, an exercise programme should include balance and lower extremity training. The SPEED programme can also improve extensor strength, the level of physical activity and locomotion, and reduce back pain and the fear and risk of falls.
Length of publication: 6 pages
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