Effectiveness of exercise for managing osteoporosis in women postmenopause

Kerstin M Palombaro, Jill D Black, Rachelle Buchbinder, Diane U Jette

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Abstract

highlights the findings an application of Cochrane reviews and other evidence pertinent to the practice of physical therapy. The Cochrane Library is a respected source of reliable evidence related to health care. Cochrane systematic reviews explore the evidence for and against the effectiveness and appropriateness of interventions?medications, surgery, education, nutrition, exercise?and the evidence for and against the use of diagnostic tests for specific conditions. Cochrane reviews are designed to facilitate the decisions of clinicians, patients, and others in health care by providing a careful review and interpretation of research studies published in the scientific literature.1 Each article in this PTJ series summarizes a Cochrane review or other scientific evidence resource on a single topic and will present clinical scenarios based on real patients to illustrate how the results of the review can be used to directly inform clinical decisions. This article focuses on exercise for the management of osteoporosis in women postmenopause. Which, if any, approaches to exercise reduce loss of bone mineral density or reduce the chance of fractures in women who are healthy postmenopause?
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1021 - 1025
Number of pages5
JournalPhysical Therapy
Volume93
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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