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Osteoporosis Rehabilitation

A Practical Approach


  • A concise, up-to-date approach to the diagnosis, early management and rehabilitation of osteoporosis in a broad context of patients

  • Provides information on special rehabilitation populations, including those with spinal cord injury, seizure disorders, brain injury, multiple sclerosis, and conditions of pediatric onset

  • Written for all practitioners caring for patients in rehabilitation with osteoporosis or another clinical condition with coexistant osteoporosis


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Christina V. Oleson
    Pages 1-4
  3. Christina V. Oleson, Amanda B. Morina
    Pages 5-14
  4. Christina V. Oleson
    Pages 15-22
  5. Christina V. Oleson, Amanda B. Morina
    Pages 23-37
  6. Christina V. Oleson, Amanda B. Morina
    Pages 39-67
  7. Christina V. Oleson
    Pages 69-91
  8. Christina V. Oleson, Tracy E. Ransom, Akinpelumi A. Beckley
    Pages 93-110
  9. Christina V. Oleson
    Pages 111-131
  10. Christina V. Oleson
    Pages 133-163
  11. Christina V. Oleson
    Pages 165-192
  12. Mendel Kupfer, Christina V. Oleson
    Pages 193-223
  13. Christina V. Oleson, Amanda B. Morina
    Pages 323-347
  14. Christina V. Oleson
    Pages 349-389
  15. Christina V. Oleson
    Pages 391-411
  16. Christina V. Oleson, Tracy E. Ransom
    Pages 445-470

About this book


Taking an expansive perspective on osteoporosis and its ramifications, but with a central focus on the transition from diagnosis to treatment, rehabilitation and current management options, this practical guide discusses the most recent knowledge and literature on osteoporosis for the wide cross-section of professionals involved in treating this pervasive condition. It enables the physician or physician extender to develop a strategy for diagnosing osteoporosis, including detailed laboratory tests as well as imaging, interpreting findings, and determining options appropriate to the needs of individual patients. The material offers guidance on how to treat osteoporosis patients who are suffering from neurological conditions such as brain and spinal cord injuries, rheumatologic syndromes, peripheral neuropathies, gastrointestinal conditions, as well as cardiopulmonary, liver and kidney disorders, among others. Additional chapters address management of osteoporosis in men, patients with advanced medical illnesses including various forms of cancer, organ failure and organ transplantation, pediatric onset of primary and secondary osteoporosis, and the female athlete triad. Covering the gamut of considerations presented by osteoporosis patients, Osteoporosis Rehabilitation: A Practical Approach is a timely, interdisciplinary resource for orthopedists, rehabilitation specialists, primary care physicians, nurses and any other professionals who bring their expertise to bear on the management of this common condition.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Rehabilitation MedicineThomas Jefferson UniversityPhiladelphiaUSA

About the authors

Christina V. Oleson MD is an Associate Professor or Rehabilitation Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia PA.  She is board-certified in both Physical Medicine/Rehabilitation and in Spinal Cord Injury Medicine.  She earned her BA from Harvard and MD at the University of Massachusetts Worcester.  Following completion of residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Thomas Jefferson University, Dr. Oleson pursued a Spinal Cord Injury Medicine fellowship at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago of Northwestern University.  Her current research focuses on immobilization osteoporosis in those with traumatic spinal cord injury.  She serves as the principal investigator in a NIDLRR-funded investigational study examining the benefit of an agent to prevent osteoporosis in newly-injured spinal cord patients. Dr. Oleson has published numerous scientific articles and chapters, covering aspects of spinal cord injury, osteoporosis, and vitamin D deficiency. 

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Osteoporosis Rehabilitation
  • Book Subtitle A Practical Approach
  • Authors Christina V. Oleson
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-45082-7
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-45084-1
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVII, 498
  • Number of Illustrations 10 b/w illustrations, 39 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Endocrinology
    Rehabilitation Medicine
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