New Clinical Practice GuidelinePhysical Therapist Management of Patients With Suspected or Confirmed Osteoporosis: A Clinical Practice Guideline From the Academy of Geriatric Physical TherapyHartley, Gregory W. PT, DPT, FAPTA1; Roach, Kathryn E. PT, PhD1; Nithman, Robert W. PT, DPT, PhD2; Betz, Sherri R. PT, DPT3; Lindsey, Carleen PT, MScAH4; Fuchs, Robyn K. PhD, FACSM5; Avin, Keith G. PT, DPT, PhD5 Author Information 1Department of Physical Therapy, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Coral Gables, Florida. 2Physical Therapy Program, Center for Graduate Studies, West Coast University, Los Angeles, California. 3TheraPilates Physical Therapy Clinics, LLC, Monroe, Louisiana. 4Bones, Backs and Balance, LLC, New Hartford, Connecticut. 5Department of Physical Therapy, School of Health & Human Sciences, Indiana University, Indianapolis. Address correspondence to: Keith G. Avin, PT, DPT, PhD, Department of Physical Therapy, School of Health & Human Sciences, Indiana University, CF-326, 1140 W Michigan St, Indianapolis, IN 46202 ([email protected]). This clinical practice guideline (CPG) was supported by a grant from the American Physical Therapy Association and by the American Physical Therapy Association Academy of Geriatric Physical Therapy (APTA Geriatrics), which received no funding from outside commercial sources to support the guideline's development. The views of the funding body have not influenced the content of the guideline. All individuals whose names appear as authors of or contributors to this CPG filed a disclosure statement as part of the grant submission process. In addition, prior to and during the development of this CPG, development group members routinely disclosed conflicts of interest in writing to APTA Geriatrics using the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) Form for Disclosure of Potential Conflicts of Interest. Each of the guideline development group (GDG) members was asked to disclose any existing or potential conflicts of interest—including financial relationships with pharmaceutical, medical device, or biotechnology companies—prior to being included in the group and routinely thereafter. All guideline development group members report grants from APTA Geriatrics and APTA during the conduct of the work. Dr Hartley served as a member of the board of directors of APTA Geriatrics from during the conduct of this work. He received no compensation for this position; however, the Academy funded travel to annual meeting(s). Dr Betz served as chair of the Bone Health Special Interest Group of APTA Geriatrics from 2009 to 2020. She received no compensation for this position; however, the Academy funded some expenses related to travel to an annual meeting. Supplemental digital content is available for this article. Direct URL citations appear in the printed text and are provided in the HTML and PDF versions of this article on the journal's Web site (www.jgptonline.com). Journal of Geriatric Physical Therapy: April/June 2022 - Volume 45 - Issue 2 - p 80 doi: 10.1519/JPT.0000000000000357 Buy Metrics Abstract A clinical practice guideline on physical therapist management of patients with suspected or confirmed osteoporosis was developed by a volunteer guideline development group (GDG) that was appointed by the Academy of Geriatric Physical Therapy (APTA Geriatrics). The GDG consisted of an exercise physiologist and 6 physical therapists with clinical and methodological expertise. The guideline was based on a systematic review of existing clinical practice guidelines, followed by application of the ADAPTE methodological process described by Guidelines International Network for adapting guidelines for cultural and professional utility. The recommendations contained in this guideline are derived from the 2021 Scottish Intercollegiate Guideline Network (SIGN) document: Management of Osteoporosis and the Prevention of Fragility Fractures. These guidelines are intended to assist physical therapists practicing in the United States, and implementation in the context of the US health care system is discussed. © 2022 APTA Geriatrics, An Academy of the American Physical Therapy Association.