Physioworks Health Group selected for New Research Study

Physioworks Health Group selected for New Research Study

to be conducted by the University of Melbourne 23 August 2012

Are you over 50 with Knee Pain?

Volunteer for this Knee Arthritis Management Program – you may be eligible for free treatment.

Research Study: TELCKO Knee Osteoarthritis (Knee OA)

Physioworks Camberwell and Physioworks Mulgrave have been selected by the University of Melbourne to be involved in this new approach to knee arthritis management program.

The study investigates a new way to increase adherence to exercise programs to improve long term effectiveness. Volunteers over the age of 50 are needed for a research study conducted by the University of Melbourne. This study is investigating whether telephone health coaching is beneficial for people with Knee Osteoarthritis (Knee OA)

If you have knee pain on most days, you may be eligible for free treatment. All clinical guidelines recommend exercise as a core treatment for Knee OA. Research has shown that home exercise can be an effective mode of exercise delivery in patients with Knee OA. Contact with a health professional, such as a physiotherapist, is known to increase the benefits of home exercise. Adherence to exercise programs is one of the most important factors determining long-term effectiveness. Interventions are therefore needed to facilitate sustainability of physical activity behaviours in patients with Knee OA in order to achieve long-term clinical improvements. Telephone health coaching is an inexpensive intervention that may show to improve physical activity behaviours, particularly if combined with face-to-face visits with your Physiotherapist.

For more information or to volunteer, please contact Mary Kyriakides on 8344 0485 or mky@unimelb.edu.au