Knee Osteoarthritis and Physiotherapy Treatment

Posted by Helen Potter on 02 November 2016 | Filed under In Touch Physiotherapy, Physiotherapy, Tips

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.

Playing in the oceanhpottermosmanparkwabeach Efficient Physiotherapy management includes:

  • 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.
  • Hands on musculoskeletal physiotherapy for knee problems Foot knee and hip exercises

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.

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