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 scans
  • Hands on treatment to reduce knee swelling and improve knee range of motion
  • Exercise based therapy to improve knee and whole lower limb mobility and strength in order to help the patient achieve their functional goals
  • A 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. 

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.

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COVID Safety Notice

First published March 26, 2020 12:40pm. Updated 4th January 8:30am AEST


All patients and visitors must be wearing a mask and sign in upon entry with a QR code.

In Greater Sydney (including Wollongong, Central Coast and Blue Mountains) face masks are mandatory commencing Monday 4 January 2021, with $200 on the spot fines for non-compliance.

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Are you a dancer, field sport athlete or just enjoy going for a run? Have you ever had pain in your lower leg around the shin bone that impacts on your ability to do your sport? Pain in this area is commonly caused by Shin Splints (Or Medial Tibial Stress syndrome) and it could be affecting you. So……. what are Shin Splints?

Shin splints are a result of fatigue and trauma to the muscles, tendons and fascia of the lower leg around the tibia (shin) bone. The pain you feel is a result of these structures partially pulling away from the bone, as well as the inflammation that occurs secondary to this.

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Have you ever strained or torn your hamstring and just rested it? Or maybe you just did a few stretches for it?  Does that same hamstring continue to pull you up (and put you out) as you try to get back to sport? Let me let you in on a little secret – that’s because you have not rehabilitated it properly – and it will continue to plague you in some way or form until you do (or give up sport!)

If you continue to do nothing about your injury, you will likely re-injure it again, potentially much worse than it originally was. Not only this, there is a whole list of other potential injuries you may face as a result of your dodgy hamstring, such as increased risk of back and knee pain.

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Hey, all you Surfers out there!

Are other surfers stealing your waves because your shoulder pain stops you from paddling fast enough?

Have you been ignoring your shoulder pain, just hoping it would go away? (Ps – chances are it won’t…)

Do you want to know the hottest, new addition to our shoulder treatment that offers long lasting improvements in pain and function? Keep reading…….

But first I’d like to say, I’m sick of ineffective quick fixes that aren’t research based and that don’t offer long term solutions to pain.

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Do you find that your knee pain is stopping you from doing what you want to do?

Did you know that there was a 36% increase in knee replacement surgery for knee pain caused by arthritis between 2005/6 – 2015/16?!?

A huge contributing factor to this is that people are viewing knee pain and arthritis as a “normal” part of the ageing process and just accepting knee pain instead of doing something constructive to prevent it.

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