Osteoporosis and Falls Prevention

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Ehrman, J., Gordon, P., Visich, P.S., Keteyian, S. (2013) Clinical Exercise Physiology (3rd Ed). Champaign IL: Human Kinetics (Ch 23: Osteoporosis)

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Slatkovska, L., Alibhai, S. M. H., Beyene, J., & Cheung, A. M. (2010). Effect of whole-body vibration on BMD: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Osteoporosis international, 21(12), 1969-1980. [full text]

Other Resources

A Matter of Balance: A training manual for community volunteers - [full text]

LaterLife Training - [www]

AgeUK Professional Resources - [www]

ProFaNE - an online community supporting falls prevention professionals - [www]

National Osteoporosis Society - [www]

A lecture by Dr Dawn Skelton on Falls Prevention