Exercise training for postmenopausal women is an effective approach to improve multiple fracture risk factors.
Osteoporosis and related fragility fractures are a global public health problem in which pharmaceutical agents targeting Bone Mineral Density (BMD) are the first line of treatment. However, pharmaceuticals have no effect on improving other key fracture risk factors including low muscle strength, and function all of which are associated with an increased risk for falls and fracture, independent of BMD.
At present there is a growing body of evidence supporting the role of multimodal programs that support short bouts of diverse weight-bearing impact loading activities, progressive resistance exercises targeting muscles attached to or crossing the hip or spine, and functionally challenging balance. Physical Therapists are the Fall Prevention Experts.
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