Are You Struggling With Knee Osteoarthritis? There IS something you can do about it!
Have you been recently diagnosed with Knee Osteoarthritis?
… Perhaps you have been given a series of medications to manage your pain, until you eventually require a knee replacement. Furthermore, as you await an eventual surgery (often many years into the future), you are probably noticing you can’t walk as far, find it increasingly difficult to climb the stairs and even raising from a chair getting harder by the day.
… One of my biggest disappointments in physiotherapy is hearing those with an injury who have resided to living a life with ongoing pain and disability when so much can be done.
A diagnosis of Knee Osteoarthritis does NOT mean you are resided to a state of persistent pain and decreased function!
Here are your key facts:
- 30-53% of people will have X-Ray defined Osteoarthritic Changes in their knees after the age of 45 (Cicuttini 1996). This incidence is higher in women than men. Only 15-23% of those diagnosed with Radiologically Knee OA will experience pain in their knees. This means that your diganosed Osteoarthritis in your knee joint may NOT be the reason for your pain.
- However, even it if it is! Participation in a physiotherapist supervised exercise program for Knee Osteoarthritis 2x weekly for 6 weeks will achieve – on average – a 36% reduction in pain, reduced reliance on medications and reduced perceived need for surgery. This has been proven on tens of thousands of participants world wide.
At Move Physiotherapy, we are experts in treating knee pain. Furthermore, for a limited time we are offering a GAP FREE Osteoarthritis Knee Assessment at the bottom of the page: Note: Must have Private Health Insurance.
Your knee osteoarthritis treatment will often combine expert manual therapy – including remedial massage and dry needling – for short term pain relief. However; the long term solution to managing Osteoarthritic Pain is to restore strength to your lower limb – especially the quadriceps, hamstrings and gluteals. Our physiotherapists can provide the latest appropriate exercises to strengthen these muscles and reduce your pain.
These exercises can be completed in a 1:1 supervised setting, through group exercise classes or with mostly home-based exercises.
We have two locations. Our East Fremantle clinic is shared with the Fremantle Rowing Club where we can utilise their fully equipped gymnasium in a semi-private setting. All this, whilst being located along the waterfront in Riverside Road where you can be distracted by the dolphins whilst performing your exercises. Alternatively, our Booragoon location is located in the scenic Gateway Centre of Westfield Booragoon – where our rehabilitation gymnasium overlooks the treetops and lakes in Booragoon.
At both clinics we have Pilates Reformers, dumbbells, kettlebells, barbells and more to support your rehabilitation. Quite simply, no matter what your physical activity level – we can work with you to help you become your best version!
We look forward to seeing you in the clinic soon.
To claim your GAP FREE Knee Osteoarthritis Assessment – simply book using the appointment type listed below.