Non-Pharmacological Management of Osteoporosis

Exercise, Nutrition, Fall and Fracture Prevention

  • Mehrsheed Sinaki
  • Michael Pfeifer

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Mehrsheed Sinaki, Michael Pfeifer
    Pages 1-11
  3. Qian Xing, Bart L. Clarke
    Pages 13-30
  4. Nathan K. LeBrasseur, Jennifer J. Westendorf
    Pages 45-52
  5. Wolfgang Kemmler, Simon von Stengel
    Pages 59-74
  6. Michael Pfeifer
    Pages 115-126
  7. Sabine Verschueren, An Bogaerts, Ekaterina Tankisheva
    Pages 127-143
  8. Wolfgang Kemmler, Simon von Stengel
    Pages 145-166
  9. Elisabeth Preisinger, Katharina Kerschan-Schindl
    Pages 181-195
  10. Yannis Dionyssiotis
    Pages 197-205
  11. Judith B. Kosasih, Daniela H. Jurisic
    Pages 231-244
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 245-250

About this book


This practical guide presents the most up-to-date information on the application of non-pharmacological and physical therapeutic measures, either used independently or in combination with pharmacotherapy, for the management of osteoporosis. Pharmacotherapy remains the primary treatment for osteoporosis, but to improve the biomechanical competence of bone and improve quality of life, there needs to be more comprehensive management approach involving non-pharmacological methods. The book opens with a discussion of the diagnosis, pathophysiology, complications and consequences of osteoporosis. Exercise, nutrition, orthotics, and other rehabilitation measures such as whole body vibration and electrical muscle stimulation, each described in details in chapters of their own, have had a beneficial impact on fall and fracture prevention as well as recovery post-fracture. In addition, the application of acupuncture for pain management and movement-based mind-body therapies like tai chi and the Feldenkrais method are explored.

Providing a description of independent and adjuvant techniques and practices for treatment and improving quality of life, Non-Pharmacological Management of Osteoporosis is an excellent resource for endocrinologists, bone specialists, physical therapists, occupational therapists and all clinical practitioners and staff working with osteoporosis patients.


Bone loss Electrical modalities Exercise Fall prevention Fracture Kyphoplasty Movement therapy Musculoskeletal health Nutrition Orthotics Osteoporosis Pain management Rehabilitation Sarcopenia Vertebroplasty Whole body vibration

Editors and affiliations

  • Mehrsheed Sinaki
    • 1
  • Michael Pfeifer
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Physical Medicine and RehabilitationMayo ClinicRochesterUSA
  2. 2.Institute of Clinical Osteology and Clinic “DER FÜRSTENHOF”German Osteology FoundationBad PyrmontGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-54014-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-54016-0
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