Updated: Oct 10
Have you been diagnosed with knee osteoarthritis and not sure what physiotherapy can do for you? Then look no further and read this blog to learn all about physiotherapy for knee osteoarthritis.
Firstly, what is knee osteoarthritis?
Osteoarthritis is a chronic and prevalent joint disease in Australia where there is a breakdown of cartilage in the joint. Symptoms may include pain, stiffness, clicking, difficulty going up and down stairs, reduced mobility and more.
Physiotherapy for knee osteoarthritis:
The first line of treatment recommended for everyone is exercise therapy and education. There is high quality evidence to show that exercise helps to reduce pain and improve overall joint health and function helping you to return to the activities you love to do.
Here at Sunbury Physiotherapy we are able to tailor an individualised exercise program along with appropriate education to help manage your symptoms of osteoarthritis.
Furthermore, we run a program called GLA:D which is a 6 week program of 12 supervised exercise sessions, and 2 education sessions. The exercises focus on strengthening and balance training of the lower limb to provide support to the knee joint. Following the 6 weeks, patients have positive outcomes regarding a decrease in their pain, increased walking speed and increased quality of life (GLA:D Australia, 2023).
Come and see us at Sunbury Physiotherapy so we can help you get back to the activities you love.