Current research suggests that Physiotherapy is as often effective as some forms of surgery and in most cases often delays or prevents the need for surgery. Thus it is always recommended as the first line of treatment prior to considering surgery.
The best recommendations for managing knee arthritis includes:
- Lifestyle modifications
- Clinical Exercise + Rehabilitation
- Weight loss
Rehab will be based upon your specific needs, goals and presentation but will often include a combination of targeted exercises, hands on therapy and information on how to manage the symptoms of your condition.
Physiotherapists will track your progress through specific outcome measures to ensure you are achieving your goals. Our aim is to gently and progressively load your knee and surrounding muscles to get you stronger and build up your capacity to cope with the demands of your daily life, sport and occupational demands.
The success of Physiotherapy is reliant on the implementation of a comprehensive strength and conditioning program, that in turn decreases your pain and improves your function.