Conditions – Osteoarthritis

As you age, osteoarthritis can become an ever-present problem, hindering you from being active, performing daily tasks and stopping you from getting outside.

At Purpose Physiotherapy, we are experienced in treating osteoarthritis that occurs in the following areas:

  • Knee arthritis
  • Hip arthritis
  • Shoulder arthritis
  • Spine arthritis
  • Foot arthritis
  • Ankle arthritis
  • Elbow arthritis
  • Hand arthritis

At our clinics in Thirroul and Woonona, Purpose Physiotherapy has a team of experienced physiotherapists and exercise physiologists that are experienced in treating osteoarthritis. Our approach to helping you overcome your osteoarthritis is as follows:

  1. Comprehensive assessment to determine both the diagnosis and the root causes (we may use imaging/scans where necessary).
  2. Tests and measurements to ensure we monitor progress and improvements.
  3. Holistic view of your entire body, including posture, alignment, mobility, strength, sleep, stress, nutrition and your nervous system.
  4. Treatment plan that relieves pain and targets the root causes, including massage, joint manipulation, dry-needling, exercise programs (core strength, Pilates and movement retraining) and education. This plan will specifically target your individual goals.
  5. Ongoing prevention options through clinical Pilates and small-group exercise.

By taking this approach, our team will help get you not only moving with Purpose, but living with Purpose as well. 

Osteoarthritis FAQ's

  • Osteoarthritis (OA) is a degenerative joint disease that can affect any joint in the body and is the most common form of arthritis. It is a progressive inflammatory joint disorder that can cause pain, swelling and limited movement of the affected joint.
  • Common signs and symptoms of Osteoarthritis include joint pain, swelling, stiffness, tenderness, decreased range of motion, and difficulty performing daily activities.
  • The team at Purpose Physiotherapy (Woonana and Thirroul) can help manage and treat the symptoms of Osteoarthritis. We can assess the affected joint and develop a tailored exercise and activity plan to help reduce pain and improve function. We may also use modalities such as heat or cold therapy, massage, and electrotherapy as part of a treatment plan.