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Effective Treatment Of Osteoarthritis

Effective Treatment Of Osteoarthritis

A recently published report from the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Healthcare (ACSQHC) reported that knee osteoarthritis (OA) treatment in Australia is falling well short of what is considered ‘best practice’. The report found in particular that knee arthroscopy surgery can cause more harm than good, providing no long-term benefits. This finding is supported by research which demonstrates that knee arthroscopies are no more beneficial than placebo procedures for knee OA (McAlindon et al 2014). Conservative treatment (i.e physiotherapy) combined with a focus on promoting weight loss and becoming more active is best practice for managing hip and knee osteoarthritis. Joint replacements should only be considered as a last resort when other treatment options no longer provide adequate relief or progress.

 

OA Knee Pain

Suffering from OA?

People suffering from OA often believe that their joint has worn out, (like the sole of a shoe), and avoid physical activity as it will only lead to further deterioration of the joint. The research evidence is conclusive in demonstrating that loading of a joint through exercise stimulates and promotes tissue regeneration, and is essential for joint health. Exercise based management has been proven to provide the following benefits for individuals suffering from symptoms of OA;

  • Reduce overall pain levels,
  • aid joint lubrication and nourishment
  • ease your joint pain and stiffness
  • improve flexibility
  • build muscular strength
  • improve your balance
  • help you sleep better
  • improve posture
  • improve or maintain the density of your bones
  • improve overall health and fitness
  • lower stress levels
  • improve your mood
  • help you maintain a healthy body weight.

Despite the clear evidence in favour of exercise as the best treatment of OA, the majority of Australians with knee OA do not participate in any form of exercise (Hinman et al. 2015). Exercise also has additional benefits for those suffering from OA, beyond reducing pain and increasing function in an arthritic joint. Two in three people with OA have other comorbidities, such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Exercise has been demonstrated to be the optimal treatment for a number of such chronic diseases due to its anti-inflammatory effects. Although exercise may not be considered the “easy” option, it has the strongest evidence for treating OA and is associated with many other health benefits (Skou et al. 2018).

 

Our highly skilled physiotherapists at Redfern Physiotherapy and Sports Medicine are committed to helping all of our clients in pain. So, If you think you may have knee or hip OA, our Physiotherapists are able to provide you with an individualised exercise program targeted to your needs and preferences., as we understand that not all knee injuries are the same. We are able to supervise you doing your exercises to promote self-efficacy and confidence in managing your OA in the future.

Darlington

Darlington Physiotherapist

Redfern Physiotherapy & Sports Medicine is located mere minutes from Darlington (200 metres from Redfern Station). Just cross the tracks and you’re practically at our door. Our physiotherapy, injury, and health centre has been helping people in Darlington and all of Sydney improve their well-being and live happier, healthier lives.

Our founders helped propel the local NRL team, the South Sydney Rabbitohs, to the most success they’d had in decades! Their cutting-edge sports medicine techniques and dietary plans are designed specifically for the client, regardless of whether you’re a rugby pro or a rugby fan.

 

Our clinic is staffed by elite health experts who specialise in personalised exercise regimens, diet plans, and educating our patients on how to self-manage chronic conditions.

 

Contact us today to begin your journey to achieving your health goals and being the best version of yourself!

 

We’re so Close to Darlington That we Might as Well be in Darlington!

 

Darlington might be one of Sydney’s smallest neighbourhoods, but there’s still plenty to see and do. And it’s just a hop, skip, and a jump from all the action around Redfern Station. Right in the centre of all that action is our health clinic! If you want to get to us, just head down Cleveland or Abercrombie Street and cross the tracks. It only takes about 5 minutes.

 

Book an appointment online or stop by and see us today. Our elite health professionals include:

 

 

We treat all musculoskeletal and orthopedic conditions including back and neck pain!

 

We also help patients optimize their cycling technique to achieve maximum power while remaining safe and aerodynamic. Our one-of-a-kind Bike Fit program helps you achieve powerful fitness results regardless of your condition. One consultation with our cycling experts will help you achieve your fitness goals and manage your long-term health as efficiently and quickly as possible. Come see why elite athletes have used these techniques to improve their strength and conditioning and how it can help you too!

 

If you’re in Darlington, come to the clinic that helped propel our South Sydney Rabbitohs to success with cutting-edge physiotherapy and sports medicine. Just take the 5-minute ride to Redfern Station and our clinic is right there. Book your appointment online today!

Kensington

Physiotherapy Kensington

Are you looking for an elite physiotherapist near Kensington? Redfern Physiotherapy & Sports Medicine has been the leading community physiotherapist, sports medicine, and injury clinic for 10 years.

 

Redfern Physiotherapy & Sports Medicine was founded by two therapists who’ve been leading the South Sydney Rabbitohs. Their cutting-edge techniques and programs have helped the club turn things around and have major success.

 

Whether it’s helping our local NRL club or helping the students at the University of New South Wales, we’re dedicated to improving the well-being of this community and helping its residents live happier, healthier lives.

 

Contact us today to begin your journey toward achieving your health goals and being the best version of yourself!

We’re Located Just a Short Ride from Anywhere in Kensington!

 

Kensington has long been known for its wide open spaces and spacious university greens (and one of Sydney’s best golf courses!.

 

This growing suburb, affectionately known as “Kenso” to the locals, has outdoor activities for any age! If you’re looking to get back to health and start enjoying everything life has to offer, our physiotherapy and injury clinic is located just a few minutes away by car, no matter if you’re close to ANZAC Parade or UNSW’s campus.

 

Book an appointment online or stop by and see us today. Our elite health professionals include:

 

  • Physiotherapists
  • Dieticians
  • Massage Therapists

 

We are also one of the few clinics in the Sydney Are specialising in Bike Fit. This unique exercise consultation was once practised only by elite athletes to help them achieve optimal stamina and distance during their biking. One consultation with us will maximize your fitness results by making you more aerodynamic and helping you attain more power. It will also help you prevent injury and bike further than you ever have before.

 

If you’re in Kensington, come to the clinic that helped steer our South Sydney Rabbitohs to success with cutting-edge physiotherapy and sports medicine. If you need help regaining your mobility or healing any range of conditions (or just need some expert diet advice), book an appointment online and take the short ride to Redfern and see us!

Zetland

Physiotherapist Zetland

Redfern Physiotherapy & Sports Medicine is one of Zetland’s leading therapy and injury clinics, and our team of health professionals is dedicated to improving the health and well-being of all Sydney communities.

 

We are located just a stone’s throw from the quiet streets of the Zetland neighbourhood of Sydney, and we are just a few minutes away from you by car or bus. Just head North on Botany Road and you’ll be at our clinic in no time! We’re only 200 metres from Redfern Station.

 

Parking is easy and convenient, and we are only a few minutes drive anywhere around Bourke or Botany Road.

Bike Fit

Our team of elite health professionals offers the South Sydney Area’s leading physio health services, including:

 

  • Physiotherapy – We assess, treat, and manage all musculoskeletal conditions including injuries to the muscles, bones, and ligaments. Our team is trained in the latest exercise and recovery techniques, ensuring a fast recovery. We don’t stop there though. Our team empowers you to self-manage your chronic conditions and live a better, happier life.
  • Massage Therapy – Our skilled massage therapists use the latest techniques to manipulate and massage the soft tissues of your body. Our elite team can help relieve your spasms and muscle pains while also helping you put an end to headaches or those nagging mobility issues.
  • Bike Fit services – Redfern maximizes your fitness results from biking with our unique Bike Fit program. Our expert bike science team will show you how to optimise your riding power while keeping you aerodynamic and improving your stamina and recovery. Get incredible results fast with a Bike Fit session from our cycling experts.
  • Dietitians – Your long-term health is heavily dependent on your diet. Our dieticians are familiar with a range of conditions, meaning they know exactly how to transform you into the best version of yourself no matter your health objectives or conditions.

 

If you live in Zetland, Surry Hills or the local area Redfern Physiotherapy in just minutes away. Our expert staff is ready to help you become the healthiest, happiest version of yourself. Book your appointment online now!

Surry Hills

Surry Hills Physiotherapist

 

Do you need an affordable physiotherapy, sports medicine, or injury clinic near the Surry Hills neighbourhood of Sydney? Then get the clinic that propelled the South Sydney Rabbitohs to success!

Redfern Physiotherapy & Sports Medicine is a “hands-on” therapy clinic dedicated to improving community well-being. We specialise in sports rehabilitation and the healing of all musculoskeletal or orthopedic issues, focusing on personalized patient recovery plans and the cutting edge of sports medicine. All of our efforts will help you live your best life regardless of your injuries or issues.

 

Our individualised and highly targeted exercise and diet programs will help you fully recover your long-term mobility and achieve your health goals.

 

Our clinic is staffed by an elite team of physiotherapists, dieticians, and massage therapists. We even have a one-of-a-kind “Bike Fit” program where we optimize your biking technique to get maximum fitness results fast.

 

Why Redfern for Surry Hills Physiotherapy?

 

Known for its stylish, cultural, and hip cafe scene, Surry Hills is an evolving neighbourhood of Sydney that has a little something for everyone. Fashion boutiques, world-class cuisine, hip coffee shops, and trendy pubs line the streets of one of Sydney’s most vibrant corners. There’s also a fair share of green space for biking, walking, running, and enjoying the Sydney sunshine! Redfern’s team of elite health professionals and multidisciplinary practice is located just a few minutes away. You’re barely a 5-minute ride from us anywhere in the Surry Hills Area.

 

And, since we’re only 200 metres from Redfern Station, there’s plenty of parking!

 

If you’re in need of anything from help sticking to your diet to the latest sports medicine and physiotherapy, book your appointment online today and begin your journey to healing at Australia’s leading physiotherapy clinic. We’ve been helping the people of Sydney achieve their health goals for 10 years, and we can help you too!

Alexandria

Physiotherapist Alexandria

Looking for an affordable physiotherapy, sports medicine, or injury clinic close to Alexandria, Sydney? Then get the clinic that was started by the South Sydney Rabbitoh’s two leading physios!

 

Redfern Physiotherapy & Sports Medicine is a “hands-on” therapy clinic dedicated to improving community well-being. We specialise in sports rehabilitation and the healing of all musculoskeletal or orthopaedic issues, focusing on patient care and techniques that help you live your best life regardless of your injuries or issues.

 

Our individualised and highly targeted exercise programs will get you back moving quickly and ensure long-term comfort and mobility.

 

We offer physiotherapy, massage therapy, the latest diet science help, and even a one-of-a-kind “Bike Fit” program where we optimize your biking technique so you can achieve maximum fitness results fast.

 

 

Why Redfern for Alexandria Physiotherapy?

 

Home to everything from the massive Sydney Park to local markets for handicrafts and produce, Alexandria is a fast-changing suburb home to some of Sydney’s most active people. There’s plenty of green space for biking, walking, running, and enjoying the Sydney sunshine! Redfern’s team of elite health professionals and multidisciplinary practice can help you achieve all of your health goals and get you back out and enjoying the blue skies! We are just a few minutes away by car and well connected by public transport.

 

And, since we’re only 200 metres from Redfern Station, there’s plenty of parking!

 

 

Book your appointment online today and begin your journey to healing at Australia’s leading physiotherapy clinic. We’ve helped hundreds of people just like you around Surry Hills and South Sydney heal their injuries, overcome adversity, and live their best life, and we can help you too.