Knee Arthritis Program:
Welcome to Aushealth Physiotherapy
PHYSIOTHERAPY IS AN ESSENTIAL SERVICE AND WE ARE HERE TOO LOOK AFTER YOU THROUGH THIS TIME.
Are you looking for a Physio who understands your injury and will work with you to achieve your goals?
Here at Aushealth Physiotherapy, we pride ourselves as being a leader in health care on Sydney’s Northern Beaches. What’s our secret? We care about our patients and we are dedicated to ensuring the best possible outcomes for every individual who comes to our clinic.
We utilise the most up to date Physiotherapy assessment and treatment techniques to create the best management plan for each individual, ensuring you reach your treatment goals and get back to your regular lifestyle FAST. Our treatment programs are tailor made to suit you, as we know generic management plans will simply not get the best outcomes.
The Physiotherapists in our clinic specialise in Back and Neck pain, Sports and Post-surgical injury rehabilitation, Hip, Knee and Shoulder Pain, Headaches and Women’s Health. We also run our own hydrotherapy classes, so we are able to ensure your rehabilitation program can commence as soon as possible, allowing you to reach your goals more quickly.
Do you know how many times per week we hear people say: “I just have arthritis in my knee, there’s nothing I can do about it” or “The surgeon just said to wait until it gets bad enough and then have a knee replacement”?
Our team of Physiotherapists at Aushealth Physiotherapy run a knee arthritis program for anyone with knee pain due to arthritis. This program gets great results for our patients, often helping them put off or avoid surgery altogether.
We would like to tell you about one of our 84 year old patients in particular who arrived to our clinic limping due to her left knee pain. She was barely able to walk, let alone play golf (her passion). After undertaking our knee arthritis program for 12 weeks, she had a significant reduction in pain and was able to gradually return to playing golf. Now 6 months later, she is almost pain free and playing 18 holes of golf without a cart! (She also walks 4kms every day when not playing golf). This patient had been advised to have a knee replacement but given the results she achieved, is not even considering one now.
This case highlights why it's so important for you to be seeing a Physiotherapist for knee arthritis. There is so much evidence supporting Physiotherapy treatment for reduction in knee pain and improved function in patients with knee osteoarthritis. There is also evidence supporting improved post-operative outcomes following a total knee replacement by undertaking Physiotherapy prior to surgery.
What treatment is involved in the Knee Arthritis Program?
A comprehensive subjective, objective and functional assessment of the knee and lower limb biomechanics. A review of the patients’ relevant scansHands on treatment to reduce knee swelling and improve knee range of motionExercise based therapy to improve knee and whole lower limb mobility and strength in order to help the patient achieve their functional goalsA step by step, patient centred rehabilitation plan involving Physiotherapy and/or hydrotherapy sessions over 3-4 months.
So, if you are suffering with knee pain due to arthritis – you can do something about it. Give our clinic a call on 9905 0048 or click this link to make a booking online and arrange an initial consultation to see how we can help you.
So, have you ever wondered why you get pins and needles in your hands?
Not sure if its a Doctor problem or a Physio problem? Let us help you out.
Pins and Needles or numbness/burning in your hand is all too common for people with desk jobs or students stuck hunched over books all night!
Is that you?
All stretches should be held for 15-20 secs and repeated twice.
A good indication of how far you should stretch is to only go as far as you can go whilst maintaining normal regular breathing. You should avoid holding your breath and pushing the stretch into pain.
Here is a sequence of moves that flow nicely from one stretch to the next.