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Our NEW Knee Osteoarthritis Program

Take Control of Your Knee Pain

Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis, affecting millions of people. Often called “wear and tear” arthritis, osteoarthritis occurs when the protective cartilage on the ends of your bones wears down. 

Although osteoarthritis commonly affects active individuals and athletes over 40, this painful condition can affect people at any age and can occur from the wear and tear we put on our knees in everyday life.

The good news is that until recently, extended relief from knee pain and stiffness caused by osteoarthritis could only be achieved with non-surgical surgerymethods. Our new Knee Osteoarthritis Program is an effective alternative to surgery that can help reduce the pain, inflammation and stiffness of knee osteoarthritis. 

Our innovative program is supervised by our sports medicine physicians. It offers a combination of non-surgical, medical and alternative treatment options to effectively manage knee pain and help you get back to doing the sports and activities you love. 

Your Treatment May Include:

Viscosupplementation

Viscosupplementation replenishes a naturally occurring substance in the knee, which acts as a lubricant and shock absorber, and is depleted in osteoarthritis. It maycan increase the cushioning and lubrication of an arthritic knee joint, enabling the bones to move smoothly on each other and reduce or eliminate pain that occurs due to osteoarthritis. Although it is not a cure, when used properly, viscosupplementation may help to provide up to several months of relief in an arthritic joint. Our physicians will take various factors into consideration to help determine if this is an appropriate treatment option for you. 

Custom Knee Bracing

A custom knee arthritis brace can help unload the part of the knee joint that is arthritic to help decrease the “bone-on-bone” pressure, and reduce the pain you feel when you walk or run.  We have custom bracing options on the premises for your convenience and comfort.

Physiotherapy 

Our physiotherapists have specialized training to help with the pain and stiffness of osteoarthritis.  They use a combination of hands-on, manual therapy treatment techniques,  and exercises, acupuncture and modalities to reduce stiffness, and pain, and improve mobility. Our physiotherapists also work closely with other therapists such as Registered Massage Therapists and Osteopaths and can incorporate a variety of hands-on treatment techniques tailored to your needs.

Acupuncture

Acupuncture can be an effective way to manage the pain and inflammation of arthritis.  We have several practitioners that can incorporate acupuncture as a part of your treatment plan.

Specific Exercise Program

In addition to individual exercise programs Wwe have created an innovative, physiotherapist-led Knee Exercise Class specifically designed to strengthen your knee and leg to help reduce the pain and stiffness from arthritis.

Running and Walking Mechanics Analysis

Faulty mechanics can place a constant low-grade strain on the joints and tissues around your knees.  These repetitive forces occur with every step we take or every mile we run, and this can contribute to the pain, stiffness and inflammation of osteoarthritis. Our Running and Walking Mechanics Analysis is a systemic evaluation of the way in which you move with the use of video capture images while you walk or run. Awareness and cueing can often correct faulty movement patterns.  Other times the professional must also identify muscle weakness or tightness that is causing the faulty movement pattern, & show you how to correct this.

Because our physicians and therapists work together in the same location, it allows a level of communication and collaboration that will help ensure your treatment is a success!

Book your free consultation with one of our specially trained physicians or therapists today and we’ll answer any questions you may have about your treatment options to control osteoarthritis pain.

The cost of the program is covered by OHIP and most health insurance plans.

Contact us today to book your free consultation: 416.760.8280 or info@physioplushealth.com