Osteoporosis is a bone weakening condition which can lead to bones becoming fragile and at risk of fractures.

Usually, people will be referred to physiotherapy after a fracture, including spinal fractures. We will work using guidance from the Royal Osteoporosis Society Strong Steady Straight framework in addition to addressing your specific needs.

Aims of physiotherapy are to improve strength and function and reduce the impact of pain. If referred, you will work with therapists who will complete a holistic assessment and together you will develop a tailored plan to meet your needs.

The Royal Osteoporosis Society

When to seek advice

If you have severe pain affecting your sleep and daily activities, if you have had a serious injury or you have symptoms that have not improved with self-management, you should contact your GP practice. If you have a red, hot swollen joint please ring 111