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Osteoarthritis Clinic

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Solutions for your hip and knee Osteoarthritis.

Millions of Australians suffer from Osteoarthritis (Arthritis of the bone).

Osteoarthritis is the top condition that leads to hip/knee replacement surgery.

Our physiotherapists specialise in treating Osteoarthritis, which refers to inflammation of the joint and, as a progressive disorder, worsens over time.

Typically resulting in chronic pain due to joint pain and stiffness, it can severely affect body function for simple daily tasks.  Osteoarthritis is more common in older people due to joint wear and tear. 

From one-on-one physiotherapy appointments to group strengthening sessions and hydrotherapy, the Physio Professionals Osteoarthritis Clinic offers many solutions to support and guide patients in relieving their suffering.

Common causes/risks for Osteoarthritis.

  • “Wear and tear” from movement over time 
  • Older age
  • Sex (Typically present in women)
  • Obesity
  • Joint injuries
  • Repeated stress o joints
  • Genetics
  • Bone deformities
  • Metabolic diseases (E.g. Diabetes)

When should you consult our physiotherapists?

  • Weak muscles
  • Decreased daily functions
  • Joint pain
  • Knee and hip stiffness
  • Swelling and inflammation 

Physiotherapy treatment for Osteoarthritis (Hip and knee).

Our physiotherapists will thoroughly assess your condition to create the right treatment plan for you.

Our physiotherapists will thoroughly assess your condition to create the right treatment plan for you. 

Your physiotherapy treatment plan will include solutions that can reverse your condition and support your joint, including:

  • Return your body to its regular function
  • Reduce swelling and inflammation
  • Strengthen muscles, ligaments and tendons

 

Treatment Options.

One-on-one physiotherapy appointment

These appointments involve a hands-on assessment and treatment of your condition.

Your assessment includes

  • Your full medical history
  • Your current body function
  • Your body health goals
  • Continual radiology scan reviews
  • Exercise prescription (to help, not aggravate your joint(s))


Hip and knee Osteoarthritis strengthening program 

Join like-minded patients in a small GLAD (Good living with arthritis from Denmark) research-based class led by one of our physiotherapists. These group sessions are perfect for patients preparing for surgery or trying to prolong surgery, as the exercises are customised to the individual’s hip/knee Osteoarthritis. 

Note: To join the class, you must first have a one-on-one physiotherapy assessment to measure current function and limitations, full medical history, and set your individual goals and treatment plan so the strengthening exercises are started at the level you can achieve and improve.

  • Classes are run 2 x per week
  • Please refer to our brochure and ask our team for more detailed information.


Hydrotherapy

This water-based exercise program can help patients achieve great results without placing increased pressure on joints. Hydrotherapy is designed to increase muscle strength and help people with osteoarthritis of the knee and hip to walk faster and longer and reduce the risk of falls and disability. Hydrotherapy removes the weight-bearing load off the joint, lessening joint discomfort and making exercise more achievable.

What’s involved:

  • Initial assessment
  • Treatment plan explained
  • The physiotherapist joins you in the water to guide exercises
  • Used for pre and post-surgery/People wanting to prolong the need for surgery

Classes run from the Buderim and Aura Hydrotherapy pools Tuesdays and Thursdays.


Pilates functional exercise classes

Pilates is a regime for life. 

Pilates exercise is a safe and highly effective way to stretch, strengthen and streamline your body without placing stress on your joints. It is performed on specialized pilates equipment including but not limited to pilates reformer, fitball, mat work exercises, and combo chair. 

Pilates perfectly complements sport, cardiovascular and rehabilitation exercises that will leave you feeling toned, revitalised, and moving easily. 

As with all Physio Professionals treatments, you will have an initial assessment before commencing your pilates class. We currently run 45-minute classes at all clinics (Caloundra, Buderim and Birtinya), led by a qualified physiotherapist. 

Note: Four patients per class.

Physio Professionals are committed to your health and wellbeing.

We will give you the best possible treatment for the best possible outcome.