Physiotherapy Instead of Surgery?
There are several conditions for which physiotherapy is a good treatment option, and knee osteoarthritis is one of them. Individuals who experience knee osteoarthritis respond well to physiotherapy, especially in the early stages. A well-planned physiotherapy program has been shown to improve the body's ability to function by improving strength and coordination. This may reduce the need for surgery.
Physiotherapists recognize and correct abnormal movement patterns, and create a comprehensive treatment approach for each patient.
This was just one example of what physiotherapy can do for you. For more information on how we can help treat bones and joints (and improve wellness), please contact us. We'll answer any questions you have about what physiotherapy can do for you, and if you need to come in, we'll see you as quickly as possible.
If you are considering surgery, ask your physician if physiotherapy is right for you. In some cases, physiotherapy can indeed be a viable alternative to surgery.