Research published in the June issue (Vol 36 Issue 6) of the Journal of Rheumatology reports that there is evidence that land-based therapeutic exercise has at least short-term benefit in terms of reduced knee pain and physical disability for people with knee osteoarthritis (OA). The magnitude of the treatment effect was significantly associated with the number of direct supervision occasions provided and study methodology.
Researchers compared some form of land-based therapeutic exercise with a non-exercise group using pain and self-reported physical function outcomes as the comparisons. The 32 studies provided data on almost 3,800 participants. Research revealed a beneficial treatment effect for knee pain & for physical function. The mode of treatment delivery (individual treatments, exercise classes, home program) was not significantly associated with the magnitude of treatment benefit.
If YOU want to benefit from an individualized exercise program for your knee, please call ECRC Physical Therapy so we can help you.