Fractures Rehabilitation and Osteoporosis
In the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis, modern rehabilitation focuses on protecting and increasing bone strength.
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For the treatment and prevention of bone fractures, a four-phase process is followed:
>> Protection phase: passive mobility, edema management and pain control.
>> Restorative phase: active and active-assisted mobility exercises and tendon gliding exercises.When there is evidence of clinical healing, PROM (passive range of motion).
>> Strengthening phase: progressive resistance exercises.
>> Functional phase: focused on recovering skills for the performance of activities of daily living andwork, educational or leisure activities.
In case of osteoporosis, efforts will be concentrated on exercises that help to maintain physical fitness and bone mass in patients with a higher risk of osteoporotic fractures.
In particular, attention is paid to improving balance, the most important element in fall prevention. Given the close relationship between osteoporosis and falls, fracture prevention is based on factors related to bone strength and other risk factors for falls. Fractures are the most serious complication of osteoporosis. For osteoporosis it is recommended:
- Muscle strengthening exercise, especially for the upper back and hips.
- Aerobic activities that involve weight bearing.
- Flexibility and resistance exercises.
- Stability and balance exercises.