To create a collaborative working group of physiotherapists within the FFN that includes clinical practitioners, educators and researchers who are involved in the whole management pathway of care for fragility fracture patients.

To gather physiotherapists around the world involved in the management of the patient with fragility fracture into a collaborative network.


  • To discuss the role of physiotherapists in the whole pathway of care for fragility fracture;
  • To discuss the mobility disability measures/instruments in each stage of care;
  • To discuss the whole clinical decision-making process, including examination, evaluation, plan of care and outcome assessment measures based on the best available scientific evidence and clinical judgment to address the whole pathway of care for fragility fracture patients;
  • To discuss (review and assess) the role of exercise as a preventive strategy to prevent falls and fragility fractures;
  • To discuss the role of exercise as a therapeutic intervention to address reduced physical performance, disability, sarcopenia and frailty related to fragility fractures;
  • To discuss the role of PTs in the multidisciplinary team co-management for integral care of fragility fracture patients.



The Physio SIG published a paper from the results of a web-based snapshot survey, launched in Brazil, Australia, Denmark, Norway, Ireland and Spain, that document current practices in mobilisation of people recovering from hip fracture as well describe aspects of physiotherapy care for people recovering from a hip fracture. The paper can be found here . The Physio SIG also published a paper on physiotherapy following fragility fractures, which can be found here.



Advisory Group

  • Caitriona Cunningham, Dublin  BIO
  • Kathleen Kline Mangione, New York BIO
  • Monica Perracini, Sao Paulo BIO
  • David Keene, UK BIO
  • Prof Sallie Lamb, UK
  • Prof Catherine Blake, Ireland BIO TWITTER
  • Prof Lauren Beaupre, Canada BIO
  • Prof Rebecca Kearney, UK BIO
  • Michelle Fitzgerald, Ireland TWITTER

Contact Details

The group has a Twitter account, a LinkedIn group and a YouTube channel with presentations from previous workshops and webinars.

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