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Osteoarthritis is commonly known as “wear-and-tear arthritis and is a condition in which the natural cushioning between joints and cartilage wears away. When this happens the bones of the joints rub more closely against one another with less of the shock absorbing benefits of cartilage. The rubbing results in pain, swelling, stiffness, decreased mobility and sometimes the formation of bone spurs.
Who gets Osteoarthritis of the knee?
Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis. While it can occur even in young people the chance of developing osteoarthritis rises after the age of 45. According to the Arthritis Foundation, more than 2.2 million of Australians have osteoarthritis with the knee being one of the most commonly affected area. Women are more likely to have osteoarthritis than men.
What Causes Knee Osteoarthritis?
The most common cause of osteoarthritis of the knee is age. Almost everyone will eventually develop some degree of osteoarthritis. However, several factors increase the risk of developing arthritis at an earlier age.
How is Osteoarthritis of the knee diagnosed?
How is Osteoarthritis of the knee treated?
The primary goal of treatment is to relieve the pain and improve mobility. The treatment plan includes a combination of the following:
Why be in pain any longer? Make an appointment today with one of the friendly physiotherapist’s at Take Control Active Rehabilitation today.
Cardiovascular Disease (CVD)
CVD is Australia’s and the worlds number 1 killer. One in six Australians are affected by CVD, someone you know or you yourself may have been touched by CVD.
Frighteningly, in recent years the number of people dying or suffering disability from CVD has been increasing for the first time in over 30 years. This is in part due to the increasing prevalence of ‘lifestyle diseases’ such as obesity and diabetes – major risk factors for CVD
CVD can affect anyone – man, woman, young, old – and over 90 per cent of Australians have at least one of its risk factors.
The risk factors that can be managed include smoking, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, inactivity, obesity, diabetes, poor nutrition and excessive intake of alcohol.
Making lifestyle changes such as eating a healthy diet and participating in regular physical activity can prevent up to 80 per cent of premature CVD, stroke and diabetes
How can we help:
At Take Control Active Rehab we offer a variety of fitness solutions to assist in modifying lifestyle factors contributing to the onset of CVD. From individualised programs to group exercise classes we have all your needs covered here. If you are a person who prefers to be independent and likes to exercise in the comfort of your own home, we have the technology to provide you with a comprehensive program you can achieve at home!!
Our physiotherapists have expertise and backgrounds in Sport and Exercise Science, so why not give us a call and start your journey on the way to better health!
Physiotherapy can involve a number of different treatment and preventative approaches, depending on the specific problems you’re experiencing.
The three main approaches a physiotherapist may use are: Education and Advice Movement and Exercise and Manual Therapy.
Book an appointment at Take Control today. Call us on 9570 7800 today!
Are you looking for strength and stability to fix an injury? Do you want to feel fitter, stronger and healthier? Our clinical pilates programmes are for you!
The classes can be done either in a small group or individualised sessions. All classes are run by a fully qualified physiotherapist to ensure your pilates is tailored to YOU⠀
“How much exercise do I really need to do?” – A question that many of us ask
This great article provides the answer to this question and the ways exercise can be incorporated into our daily routines.
The video within this article provides 7 tips which are really important to ensure you don’t burn-out and lose interest in your exercise routine.
As the article states “Exercise is addictive if you are doing it right.”
To read the article CLICK HERE
At pre-natal classes one of the burning questions many women in their first pregnancy ask is “How soon after the birth of my baby can I return to my exercise routine?”.
As a Women’s Health Physiotherapist, this is one of the hardest questions to answer. So I don’t. There is no answer.
Taking into consideration the effects of the pregnancy on your body, the type of delivery, pre-pregnancy fitness levels, post-natal expectations and your support network here are a few points to help you make a plan.
Tips for returning to Sport after you have had your baby:
For further help and guidance please CLICK HERE or contact us at Take Control Active Rehab and make an appointment with our Women’s Health Physiotherapist.
A great article of the effect of pregnancy on many women’s bodies and the fear and issues it creates!
Dagmar our skilled Women’s health physio is the ideal person to see for those issues you don’t really want to talk about and exercise programs to take control of your body.
A must watch to understand how the right Physio advice and exercise prescription can provide a solution to tendon pain despite degenerative changes.
A positive Biopsychosocial solution . A multidimensional approach is what we are good at as Sports Physios
The interaction between the Athlete’s body and the sporting equipment used in cycling is highly complex and influenced by many variables including the anthropometric measurements of the cyclist, their flexibility,cycle specific strength and even neural mobility.
Dynamic motor control of the lumbo/pelvic/hip region involves complex movement patterns and interrelated kinematics of many joints.