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Osteoarthritis Treatment Adelaide

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Osteoarthritis Treatment Adelaide

 Osteoarthritis Treatment Adelaide

  • Do you have osteoarthritis?
  • Are you eager to stop it getting worse?
  • Are you interested in how specific exercise can be an effective treatment for osteoarthritis?

 

If this sounds like you, you’re in the right place!

Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis, and can affect many joints in the body. The most common joints affected by Osteoarthritis are:

  • Hands
  • Feet
  • Knees 
  • Hips
  • Spine

 

What is the best treatment for Osteoarthritis?

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Osteoarthritis is a degenerative condition, which means the joint changes can’t be reversed, although an active approach to treatment can support you to feel better, stay more independent, and better manage your symptoms.

 

  • So how do I stay active if it hurts?
  • What exercise should I do for Osteoarthritis?
  • My hands are so sore and weak – how can I improve that?
  • My knee is so stiff and sore. Is it time for a joint replacement?
  • My hip gives me so much grief – Is there anything I can do to help?
  • I have Osteoarthritis in my spine. Can I exercise for that?

Keep reading to find all these answers about Osteoarthritis

Physio Exercise for Osteoarthritis Adelaide

  • So how do I stay active if it hurts?

Osteoarthritis symptoms can be flared up by exercising, so it’s important to be guided through an appropriate exercise program. Physio exercises for Osteoarthritis will focus on addressing areas of weakness, and providing a program that you can complete successfully.

Your Physiotherapist will start with assessing your Osteoarthritis, and areas of weakness. Once this is established, your individual exercise program can commence, with careful adjustments to ensure your Osteoarthritis symptoms are well managed.

Each person experiences different Osteoarthritis symptoms, so it’s important to have a program that is individual to you, and your current strength.

What exercise should I do for Osteoarthritis?

To use exercise as a treatment for Osteoarthritis, the key details are that it must be

  • The right type of exercise
  • Delivered at the right dose
  • With the right intensity

 

It can also be easy to flare up pain from Osteoarthritis. Your Physiotherapist will be able to provide you with a specific exercise program, and adjust the exercises to make sure you’re able to complete them successfully.

The exercises will be relevant to everyday activities, allowing you to keep doing the things you love, and help you feel stronger for the long term.

By strengthening and improving confidence with exercise, you will develop better capacity to become or stay active. In addition you can prevent symptom progression and reduce pain. 

Searching for an Osteoarthritis Clinic to support you? We are experienced and skilful in Physio for Osteoarthritis, so you can get on with doing the things you love.

How do I know what exercise will help?

Your Physiotherapist can provide can help you with this! Your Physio will provide an individual exercise program that is appropriate for you and your current osteoarthritis symptoms. Therefore you will have the right exercises, at the correct dose and intensity to help in management of your osteoarthritis.

If you have hip or knee osteoarthritis….

If you have hip or knee osteoarthritis, have you heard of the GLA:D Program? This is an excellent program designed by physiotherapists internationally, specifically to help you. Read more about the GLA:D Program by clicking the button below

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Osteoarthritis FAQ’s

Does Physio for Osteoarthritis work?

Physiotherapy for Osteoarthritis is one element in managing symptoms from your Osteoarthritis. The goal is to maintain your quality of life through minimising symptoms, and maintaining your strength. 

The focus of your Physiotherapy Treatment will be assessing your current strength and function, then developing a plan to maintain, or improve your day to day function.

Can I use health insurance for Physiotherapy?

Yes, if you have Physiotherapy cover. You will likely be able to claim Health Insurance Rebates for your Initial Consultation, follow up consultations, as well as any classes you are recommended to attend at our clinic. Please check with your individual health fund as all policies are different.

Can Physio help with Osteoarthritis?

Yes, Physio can help with Osteoarthritis. Above all we can assess your current function, and design an appropriate exercise program to optimise your strength, and minimise your discomfort.

In other words the GLA:D Program is specifically researched in relation to hip and knee osteoarthritis. As a result, it’s a great tailor-made program if you have hip or knee osteoarthritis.

Therefore if you have arthritis in other parts of your body, your Physio can create an individual program to help you improve your symptoms and quality of life.

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Physio for Osteoarthritis Adelaide

Osteoarthritis Physio Adelaide

 

Searching for a Physio near me?

We service the western suburbs of Adelaide. Glenelg and surrounding suburbs, including Glenelg North, Glenelg South, Glenelg East, Plympton, Warradale, Morphettville, Glengowrie, Marion, West Beach, Henley Beach, Somerton Park, Hove and Brighton