A clinician's guide to the management of geriatric musculoskeletal disease: Part 1 - Osteoporosis

Jack Feehan, Nicholas Tripodi, Michael Fleischmann, Jesse Zanker, Gustavo Duque

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Abstract

Osteoporosis is a condition of growing concern in all areas of healthcare, with osteopathic practice no exception. Allied health clinicians and other manual/physical practitioners are well placed to play a role in prevention, early detection and intervention in these patients, as well as in ongoing fall and fracture prevention. This masterclass aims to provide a clinical guide to the management of osteoporosis, with a focus on the role of the allied health clinician in its diagnosis and ongoing treatment. Specifically, it will cover key clinical risk factors, referral guidelines and recommendations for management, to allow for confident, evidence-informed management of these patients in practice. We propose that empowering clinicians with the clinical knowledge to provide support in the management of chronic musculoskeletal diseases such as osteoporosis will advance patient care and outcomes both now and into the future.

Original languageEnglish
JournalInternational Journal of Osteopathic Medicine
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2022

Keywords

  • Allied health
  • Clinical practice guidelines
  • Gerontology
  • Musculoskeletal disease
  • Osteopathy
  • Osteoporosis

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