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  • Writer's pictureJulie Manley

Physiotherapy just as effective as arthroscopic surgery for treating knee arthritis

"Can­adian researchers at the University of Western Ontario published a landmark study showing that physiotherapy combined with medication was just as effective as arthroscopic surgery in treating osteo­arthritic knees. "

Physiotherapists can treat knee pain by stretching tight muscles, strengthening weak muscles and improving your pattern of walking. Sometimes surgery only fixes the mechanical joint problem, however if the underlying cause still remains, the knee pain will return or never actually go away.

Physiotherapy can also help combat obesity by prescribing safe exercises and working with you to assist in adding exercise into your lifestyle. Active Living clients benefit from our Fitness Club facility where we can prescibe specific gym exercises.

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