Effects of an exercise and manual therapy program on physical impairments, function and quality-of-life in people with osteoporotic vertebral fracture: a randomised, single-blind controlled pilot trial
Kim L Bennell, Bernadette Matthews, Alison Greig, Andrew Briggs, Anne Kelly, Margaret Sherburn, Judy Larsen, John Wark
BMC MUSCULOSKELETAL DISORDERS | BIOMED CENTRAL LTD | Published : 2010
BACKGROUND: This randomised, single-blind controlled pilot trial aimed to determine the effectiveness of a physiotherapy program, including exercise and manual therapy, in reducing impairments and improving physical function and health-related quality of life in people with a history of painful osteoporotic vertebral fracture. METHODS: 20 participants were randomly allocated to an intervention (n = 11) or control (n = 9) group. The intervention group attended individual sessions with an experienced clinician once a week for 10 weeks and performed daily home exercises with adherence monitored by a self-report diary. The control group received no treatment. Blinded assessment was conducted at ..View full abstract
This trial was funded by a grant from the ANZ Charitable Trusts. We wish to acknowledge the project physiotherapists Jodi Hendler, Greg Gibson and Libby Oldfield.