Osteoarthritis is a common condition affecting over 2 million Australians. Research has found that land-based exercise is the most dominant non-pharmacological intervention recommended for the treatment and management of osteoarthritis.
Here at OnePointHealth, we offer evidence-based treatment for patients with Osteoarthritis including structured and progressive strength training programs. These programs specifically target muscle hypertrophy around muscles impacting the joint of concern to improve function and decrease pain. This is particularly beneficial in load-bearing joints such as the hips and knees.
At OnePointHealth appropriate exercise is strongly encouraged for OA patients.
In addition to strength-based exercise, our OnePointHealth Physiotherapists implement strategies to help improve joint range of motion, improve joint stability, help with weight loss and provide education regarding non-aggravating activities that are safe for arthritic joints.