leg pain

Leg pain when can stop you from enjoying life. Learn how to spend time with family, with friends, and spending time in the world comfortably again.

what to expect

A typical face to face or telehealth care plan may consist of the following:
session 1: checking in & planning This includes: a review of your medical history, your x rays and other investigations. How are you managing movement and managing pain? Have you tried a stick or trekking poles? Rehabilitation and self-care exercises to do at home. Curated Youtube clips of suggested movements to do and avoid. Science and tips Q&A, and then emailed to you. Around 1 hour. session 2: review & updating your plan Typically one week later. Progressing your exercises and home activities. Review of the science behind your condition, and typical progress. Staying motivated. Warning signs to look out for. Around 45 minutes.

session 3: progressing independently Typically one week later. Increasing your tolerance for walking and life. Checking your understanding. Discussion about low cost options available locally to increase your walking. Letter for your GP or specialist. Around 45 minutes

follow up

Short term follow up: Two weeks after your last appointment via email or phone as you prefer. No cost. Around 10 minutes.

Long term follow up: At 3 months after your last appointment. Via email or phone as you prefer. No cost. Around 10 minutes.

latest research - hip and knee arthritis

RACGP (2018) Guidelines for the management of knee and hip arthritis. 2nd edition. https://www.racgp.org.au/download/Documents/Guidelines/Musculoskeletal/guideline-for-the-management-of-knee-and-hip-oa-2nd-edition.pdf

Australian Commission for Safety and Quality in Health Care. (2019). Osteoarthritis of the knee a decision support tool for patients considering treatment options.

Recent (2019) lecture at Curtin University (WA) (via youtube) about recent progress in osteoarthritis research by Prof Stefan Lohmander from Lund University in Sweden.Prof. Lohmander is an orthopedic surgeon and researcher.