100 Reasons To Better Manage Joint Pain

Knee and hip osteoarthritis is a cause of hip and knee pain, but this is only part of the picture. Excessive weight, weakness, stress and environmental factors also play a role.

Since June 2017, the Specialised Osteoarthritis Screening (SOS) Clinic in Tweed Heads has provided evidence-based holistic assessment and management for people with osteoarthritis (OA) related hip and knee pain. In January the one hundredth client was seen after referral from a GP or specialist.

Service highlights include (after 3 months):

  • 62% reported improvement in walking
  • 62% reported their joint (‘in general’) had improved
  • 76% reported reduced pain out of 10. On average from 5.3/10 to 3.2/10
  • 76% Oxford (hip/knee function) score improved by 8 points (out of 40)

The SOS clinic operates from The Tweed Hospital Physiotherapy Department and is available for persons with OA related hip or knee joint pain not on the waiting list for surgery.

Referral forms are available for download:

For information contact Evan Bryant (07) 5506 7541.

You can learn more from the following HealthPathways:

Knee Osteoarthritis (OA)
Hip Osteoarthritis (OA)
Osteoarthritis Chronic Care (for more info on the Tweed clinic)

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