Knee Osteoarthritis and Physiotherapy Treatment
Osteoarthritis (OA) is a common musculoskeletal condition that often leads to pain, stiffness, and disability. Physiotherapists play an important role in the management of knee OA – offering pain relief, improved strength and range of motion, and gait retraining using evidence-based guidelines.
- Delivering functional and strength exercise therapy
- Education on the importance of exercise
- Individually tailored exercise programs to match your goals and needs
- Long-term treatment options and self careInstruction in appropriate exercises and referral for sports activities after therapy.
Additional education also covers:
- The importance of weight loss
- Providing self-management strategies
- Regular evaluations of the exercise therapy.
Patello-femoral tracking retraining can sometimes dramatically improve function pre- and post- knee replacement surgery. Assessment and correction of foot posture during weight bearing activities, and increasing control of the hip and pelvis are also useful in a holistic approach. Retraining is aimed at reducing pain, increasing range of pain-free motion, and regaining function.
Additional measures such as taping and bracing may be helpful as may be referral to podiatry, to a medical doctor for intra-articular injection, or for assessment for surgery.
Don’t just accept that knee pain is part of your life.
Seek advice and assistance from a Physiotherapist with expertise in a dynamic approach to knee rehabilitation.
Make an Appointment On-Line with Helen Potter at In Touch Physiotherapy Subiaco, or phone to see whether I can help.