The highlights from day four of the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) annual meeting included topics related to bone health, managing and treating lupus, new treatment guidelines for juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) and evidence-based research for osteoarthritis.
Targeted Exercise Improves Bone and Joint Health
In two separate sessions, researchers Laura Bilek, PhD, physical therapist, associate professor for women’s health research at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, and physical therapist Yvonne Golightly, PhD, department of epidemiology at the Thurston Arthritis Research Center at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, gave presentations on therapeutic exercise for bone health and for joint health, respectively.
Exercise for Bone Health: People with rheumatic diseases are likely to have decreased bone density and increased fracture risk. Bilek examined the role of evidence-based exercise interventions for improving bone health and decreasing fracture risk. Bilek ...more