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Thursday, 30 June 2011

New Classification Will Guide Assessment And Treatment Of Osteoporosis

A new study brings the experience of physical therapists to a developing "Core Set" of criteria to guide evaluation and treatment for patients with osteoporosis, reports the April/June issue of the Journal of Geriatric Physical Therapy, official journal of the Section on Geriatrics of the American Physical Therapy Association. The journal is published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, a part of Wolters Kluwer Health.

Part of an international validation project, the study adds the unique perspective of physical therapists to a new classification system for assessing functional status and disability in patients with osteoporosis. The lead author of the study is Barbara Koehler, P.T., M.P.T.Sc., of Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Winterthur, Switzerland.

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