Evidence for exercise as treatment of knee osteoarthritis and implementation in clinical practice
Osteoarthritis

Evidence for exercise as treatment of knee osteoarthritis and implementation in clinical practice

This lecture will present current evidence on the effects of exercise therapy as treatment of knee osteoarthritis

This lecture will present current evidence on the effects of exercise therapy as treatment of knee osteoarthritis and specific recommendations on type of exercise, number of supervised sessions, pain during exercise and target population (part 1). Furthermore, the lecture will describe the implementation model, content and results of the implementation program Good Life with osteoArthritis from Denmark (GLA:D®), a 8-week education and exercise therapy program for knee and hip osteoarthritis implemented in Denmark, Canada, Australia, China, Switzerland, with more countries to come (part 2). Finally, examples of neuromuscular exercises from GLA:D® is presented by physiotherapist Sarah Kroman (part 3).

 

Learning objectives

> You should be able to discuss exercise as treatment of knee osteoarthritis based on current evidence, and pinpoint some important recommendations with the use of exercise on knee osteoarthritis.

> You should be able to address how exercise as treatment of knee osteoarthritis can be implemented in clinical practice by the use of GLA:D®. 

> You should be able to consider the use some of the neuromuscular exercises from GLA:D® in your own clinical practice. 

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