Osteoarthritis Exercise and Care Program

MGS’ physiotherapists across Sydney’s Northern Beaches provide support and interventions for people suffering from osteoarthritis.

Osteoarthritis exercise program helps to improve joint mobility, increase strength, reduce pain and restore use of the knees and hips.

Osteoarthritis Exercise and Care Program

What is it?

Surgery prevention and rehabilitation

Latest research findings overwhelmingly support the fact that exercises can delay or even eliminate the need for surgical intervention. They can also help patients who do require surgery through post-operative rehabilitation.

Pain relief and function enhancement

Experience an elevated quality of life and a significant reduction in painful symptoms as well as improvements in joint function, mobility and flexibility through pre and post-operative rehabilitation.

Help with self-management

This type of program aims to empower you with the skills to manage your own condition. The approach puts you in control and allows the benefits to be felt long-term.

Education and awareness

Specialists can share their knowledge on the intricacies of the condition, helping you to understand the symptoms and any necessary lifestyle changes.

Healing acceleration

Post-surgery or fall, osteoarthritis exercise rehab can help speed up your recovery and reduce the length of any required hospital stay. Get back on your feet sooner.

An osteoarthritic exercise program is a protocol designed to relieve pain, improve joint function and increase muscular strength in the hips and knees

Osteoarthritis is a painful inflammatory condition which can significantly reduce quality of life. Personalised exercise rehab programs can help to eliminate chronic pain as well as reduce muscle wasting and weakness by applying specialised, focused exercises designed to strengthen the quadriceps, hamstrings, calves and pelvic/core stabilisers.

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Benefits

This type of therapy aims to empower patients living with osteoarthritis to manage the condition independently.

Benefit from practical tips for lifestyle changes (such as incorporating yoga or maintaining correct posture in an office chair) and importantly, prevent the need for knee or hip surgery where possible.

Method

The therapist will carry out an initial assessment of your knee or hip function, strength and range. Then, utilising leading-edge equipment and a Pilates-style rehab centre, you will be taken through a specific set of exercises designed for your needs. The plan aims to gradually progress you into a home-based version of the exercises but you will be supervised and guided by a specialist until you feel completely ready to move on.

Results

The program runs for 6-8 sessions with a booster session every 1-2 months to review symptoms and progress. Electronic strength and range measuring tools help to assess strong, weak and tight areas which will be followed up and improved through ongoing patient-clinician communication.

Post treatment

The home-based exercises will ultimately become part of your everyday routine, so you must be prepared to learn your limitations and boundaries. Rest assured, your physiotherapist will keep in regular touch with your doctor or specialist to keep them updated on your progress.

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We pride ourselves on our attentive service as well as the warm, friendly atmosphere that we’ve come to be known for. We want you to feel relaxed and comfortable in the clinic but also confident that you’ll be in and out on time, with the results you need.

Our approach is anchored in trust, care and open communication. We’re here to help facilitate and accelerate your unique body’s healing process – whatever that means for you and your body.

Clinicians who care

If you read through the bios of any of our team members, you’ll immediately see how their deep, diverse personal and professional experiences led them here – to a clinic that cares.

No referral required

In most instances, you do not require a referral to come in and see us. However, if you have discussed an issue with your GP, then a referral from the doctor can be a very useful starting point for our specialists.

Flexible hours and availability

Generally, the first appointments of the day are at 7am and the last appointment is 6pm. However, we know that our patients’ lives are jam-packed, so we do our best to accommodate and find an appointment that suits.

New patients might ask us…

Can I book over the phone?

Yes! You can call find the clinic phone numbers at the very top of the page on a desktop, or in the side menu on a mobile.

You will find our Receptionists very friendly and helpful. They will find a time that suits you and make sure you know where to park, how to get there and where we are.

Do I need a doctor to refer me to you first?

You do not need a referral from a doctor to see a physiotherapist however if you do have one please bring it along. We like to communicate with your doctor and any other practitioners involved in your care.

Will you remind me that I have an appointment with you?

Yes! You will have your appointment confirmed a day or so before by text, email or telephone call – whichever you prefer.

How long will my appointment be?

Appointments are scheduled a minimum of 30 minutes apart. We find that in the majority of cases that this is the most appropriate amount of time. In more complex conditions or for multiple injuries longer appointments can be arranged.

Do I need to bring anything with me?

Yes please! Any investigations or scans relating to the condition will help us understand your presentation better. Even if you just have the reports from scans they will be very helpful. Likewise any notes from other Therapists or doctors would be great. If you don’t have anything then don’t worry just bring yourself.

If you have problems related to walking or sport then please bring your runners or boots in for use to look at.

If you have a WorkCover claim or were injured at work then please bring your claim number. If you do not have a claim number but intend to get one please advise our receptionist when you arrive.

I'm running late!

Our aim is that everyone receives the attention they require and while achieving this we attempt to utilise all of our available time.  If you are running late please call ahead and our Receptionist will check with your physio to see if it is possible to still see you.  There may not be enough time to attend to your needs effectively.  If we rush you through your treatment it is at best not helpful to you and at worst unsafe.  We can simply reschedule your appointment for a later time.

We have three clinics on

Sydney’s Northern Beaches

Contact our friendly staff to get you moving at peak performance

MGS Manly

CONTACT

Phone 02 9976 2666
Fax 02 9976 2675
Email info@mgs.physio

ADDRESS

1 Whistler Street
Manly NSW 2095

OPENING HOURS

Mon – Fri, 7am – 7pm
Sat, 8am – 1pm

MGS Mona Vale

CONTACT

Phone 02 9979 6978
Fax 02 9979 2161
Email monavale@mgs.physio

ADDRESS

Shop 2, Peninsula Plaza,
20 Bungan Street
Mona Vale NSW 2103

OPENING HOURS

Mon – Fri, 7am – 7pm
Sat, 8am – 1pm

MGS North Curl Curl

CONTACT

Phone 02 9905 3500
Fax 02 9905 3501
Email northcurlcurl@mgs.physio

ADDRESS

53 Griffin Road
North Curl Curl NSW 2099

OPENING HOURS

Mon – Fri, 7am – 7pm
Sat, 8am – 12pm

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