Can physical therapy help with hip and knee osteoarthritis?

Patient’s who are often diagnosed with a form of osteoarthritis or OA whether it be to their hip or knee, often assume that surgical intervention to replace the involved joint is the solution. Albeit a solution it is not the only option. It is no to surprise if a patient who has OA to a joint does not qualify due to level of severity of their OA, contextual factors in ones personal life (employment status or impending retirement) or insurance related issues. How OA affects normal everyday function is also taken into consideration as to one qualifies for surgical intervention. In countries such as New Zealand (1) a first specialist assessment or FSA is conducted within the first four months o

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