Osteo-arthritis

Need advice & help managing Osteo-arthritis?

Osteoarthritis impacts many Australians across the age span and can be an unfortunate consequence of previous significant joint injury, biomechanical predisposition, genetics and a lifetime of higher loading forces due to body mass or occupationally related. The disease can have a high burden of progressive disability which can leave some sufferers feeling despondent, however there is a growing body of quality research to support the effectiveness of good rehabilitation with an active exercise based focus as well as body mass optimisation.

Depending on the specific nature and stage of your arthritis problem will then determine the optimal management. Your therapist will provide a thorough assessment to help treatment planning which will always include include specific exercises. Other modalities include dry needling, hydrotherapy, manual and soft tissue therapies, bracing/ taping, as

well as education, activity advice and referral where indicated. Selecting the best exercises for your particular presentation is a critical part of us helping you manage your arthritis, reduce your disability and delay progression. We also are proud to offer the latest cutting edge technology for back and neck conditioning with our Get Back program.

We can also assist with other arthritis conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis.

What to expect in your consult?

Your initial new episode consultation will involve a comprehensive assessment where we ascertain your relevant history and medical history, followed by a physical examination to determine the diagnosis and cause of your problem.

This will be discussed with you where we form a treatment plan for your needs. The treatment may vary but will often include a combination of “hands on therapies”, taping, advice, exercise therapies, dry needling as well as other options.

Conditions we help with:

Ankle
Hip
Knee
Neck
Back
Shoulder
Wrists, hands & Thumbs
Pre / Post operative joint replacement surgery

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