Managing Osteo-Arthritis

The influential UK National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) recently published its recommendations for managing osteo-arthritis and it fits beautifully into the physiotherapy model i.e.                         

1) Local muscle strengthening and aerobic fitness                               

2) Stretching                                                                                    

3) Manipulation / mobilisation – which is the way Physios are trained with “hands-on” techniques augmented by the homework of strengthening and stretching.

It is amazing what a joint will cope with once the load on it is shared by increased muscle strength.

Managing Osteo-Arthritis

Managing Osteo-Arthritis

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About Greg

Greg qualified in July 1982 graduating from the W.A.I.T (now Curtin University) and began his career at Royal Perth Hospital working in various areas of expertise as he gradually rotated through the different disciplines. This was a fantastic experience for a new graduate as he was exposed to so many different experiences.

He left in 1985 to continue Post Graduate studies and completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Manipulate Therapy (now called Musculoskeletal Therapy). He returned to Royal Perth Hospital as the Senior Physiotherapist in the Out Patient department for two years before a foray into private practice working for another practitioner in the city then joining his father’s practice in 1989.

His area of interest is all musculoskeletal pain but especially the spine. He loves neck and back problems!