New insights on exercise for osteoporosis, and rehabilitation after spine fracture

Session approved for 1 ASRT Category A Credit
Session approved for up to 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

This session duration is 50 minutes.

The Bone health and Exercise Science lab led 7 systematic reviews and a Cochrane review on exercise for individuals at risk of fractures that informed new Osteoporosis Canada guidelines. We led a consensus process on the non-pharmacological management of osteoporotic vertebral fractures. We lead exercise clinical trials, and implementation science initiatives, to mobilize our research findings so that they can be used by patients and healthcare professionals.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the findings of the seven recent systematic reviews on exercise for individuals at risk of fractures that will be used to inform forthcoming Osteoporosis Canada guidelines;
  • Recognize insights on what we know (and what we don’t) about non-pharmacological management of osteoporotic vertebral fractures;
  • Explain practical tips for applying exercise science to prevention of falls, fractures and frailty.

Lora Giangregorio, PhD

Professor and Schlegel Research Chair in Mobility and Aging, Dept of Kinesiology and Health Sciences

University of Waterloo

Lora Giangregorio, PhD is a Professor in the Department of Kinesiology at the University of Waterloo, and a Schlegel Research Chair in Mobility and Aging. She leads the Bone Health and Exercise Science Lab (BonES lab), which leads research on how to improve physical functioning and prevent osteoporotic fractures with exercise. She is a member of the Scientific Advisory Council for Osteoporosis Canada, with whom she collaborates on initiatives to improve patient and health care provider education. Dr. Giangregorio was on the leadership team that developed the 2020 Canadian 24-hour Movement Guidelines, and is leading the Exercise Working Group for the update to Osteoporosis Canada’s Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Management of Osteoporosis.

Disclosures: 

Amgen (Self) : Other Financial or Material Support (Status: Ongoing), Received honorarium for lecture in February 2022 on exercise rehabilitation for osteoporosis (Status: Ongoing)

Dr. Christopher Cirnigliaro, PhD (Moderator)

Investigator

James J. Peters VA Medical Center

Dr. Christopher M. Cirnigliaro, is the research laboratory manager and Investigator for the Veterans Affairs Rehabilitation, Research, and Development National Center for the Medical Consequences of Spinal Cord Injury located at the James J. Peters VA Medical Center. He is a clinical exercise physiologist and certified bone densitometry technician, with expertise in DXA analysis. His research investigates the prevention and reversal of bone and muscle loss after SCI, including clinical trials of bisphosphonates and denosumab, and extensive cross-sectional documentation of body composition changes following SCI. Dr. Cirnigliaro was also a member of the ISCD task force to develop the bone density testing guidelines in persons with SCI and is currently a member of the committee assigned to write the Clinical Practice Guideline entitled “Bone Health and Osteoporosis Management in Individuals with Spinal Cord Injury” that is sponsored by the Paralyzed Veterans of America.

Disclosures: No relationships to disclose.

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04/01/2022 at 4:30 PM (EDT)   |  50 minutes
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