Knee

Osteoarthritis of the Knee

Osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee can be a very limiting condition for those living with it. Recently, guidelines looking at the non-surgical management of knee osteoarthritis have been updated with outcomes from some of the most recent studies out there.
Firstly, exercise including but not limited to aerobic activity, strength training, and active range of motion are recommended for all of those suffering from knee OA. Exercise has been shown to improve pain and function on several self-reported outcomes.
Secondly, biomechanical interventions, such as an OA brace, are also recommended for those with knee OA. To further this, an article published in the lower extremity review goes into specifics regarding the recent research on bracing, bracing compliance, and its role going forward in the management of knee OA. For those only interested in a quick summary, the article basically discusses that the braces have been shown to have a positive effect on pain and function and can keep people active for longer. They also discuss that proper fitting and choice of brace plays a large role in its effect and in how likely people are to wear it.
That’s where our team here at Agile Therapy come in. Our Physiotherapists and Chiropractors are qualified in exercise prescription and ensuring that your program is tailored towards you. Our Orthotist Douglas Young has ample experience fitting these braces for a variety of individuals. If you’re interested in booking in a fitting, or at least learning more about bracing for knee OA, feel free to contact us at info@agiletherapy.com