Do you need a knee reconstruction or an arthroscopy? research suggests exercise is the answer instead.

Last week Belinda and I attended a lecture at Latrobe University (Sports Exercise Medicine Research Centre) that discussed the move towards using exercise as a very effective alternative to knee surgery. The two main topics discussed were whether ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) ruptures require surgical repair and if degenerative knees require arthroscopic surgery.

The lecture certainly shifts the traditional paradigm we have held about knee injury. Professor Ewa Roos and Dr Adam Culvernor discussed their research. The take home message was that exercise was the number one thing that changed patient perceived outcomes in knee recovery. Professor Roos has started an unbelievably successful program (GLA:D) in Denmark. We at Grand Slam Physiotherapy are implementing similar exercise prescription programs for our clients who suffer knee pain.

Please feel free to call Ben and Belinda on (03)52772151 for further information on the how a well structured exercise program can help your knee pain

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