25,000 people in the UK have vertebral (spine) fractures related to their osteoporosis each year and many of these are referred for physiotherapy to help them recover after their fracture/s.
Physiotherapy includes a variety of treatment options,such as exercise programmes or hands on treatments like massage and mobilisations. At the moment there is some research evidence which suggests that physiotherapy may help to ease pain and help patients get back to their normal activities of daily life as soon as possible. However, we do not know which type of physiotherapy is most helpful to people.
We plan a study based on a 3 arm-trial comparing usual care vs. an exercise based intervention vs. a manual therapy based intervention. We aim to recruit 600 patients from centres across the UK