Treatment of Osteoarthritis & Osteoporosis
The treatment of osteoarthritis and osteoporosis at Agility Physiotherapy & Exercise Physiology is evidence-based, and supports guideline-based care. Our physios and exercise physiologists utilise high quality guidelines such as those released by the RACGP and Royal Osteoporosis Society in the management of hip and knee osteoarthritis, hand osteoarthritis, osteopaenia and osteoporosis. Our treatments are high quality, consistent and impairment-based.
Knee osteoarthritis is the most common joint disorder and a major cause of knee-related disability. Previous research focused primarily on changes in the articular cartilage, but more recent studies have highlighted the importance of the subchondral bone, synovium, menisci, ligaments, periarticular muscles and nerves. Now osteoarthritis is viewed as a multifactorial disease affecting the whole joint. Our physiotherapists and exercise physiologists utilise the RACGP Guideline in the Management of Hip and Knee Osteoarthritis to treat anyone with knee osteoarthritis. Read more.
Hip osteoarthritis is among the most prevalent and disabling conditions affecting the elderly, with an estimated 25% lifetime risk of symptomatic hip osteoarthritis in people who live to age 85 and almost 10% lifetime risk of undergoing a total hip replacement for end-stage osteoarthritis. However research on hip osteoarthritis has generally languished behind knee osteoarthritis-specific research. Guidelines for the management of hip osteoarthritis are often extrapolated from knee osteoarthritis research, despite clear differences in the etiopathogenesis and response to treatments of osteoarthritis at these sites. It has been proposed that hip osteoarthritis requires specific attention separate from other osteoarthritis phenotypes. Read more.