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Osteoarthritis and Joint Replacement Program

osteo1AEP Health Group’s Osteoarthritis and Joint Replacement Program is a specialised exercise and lifestyle program with the goal of delivering the most efficient, cost-effective, quality care to individuals who:

  • Suffer from painful osteoarthritis and need to improve joint health and daily function
      • Knee Osteoarthritis
      • Hip Osteoarthritis
  • Are scheduled for arthroscopy, total hip or knee replacements
  • Are on a waiting list for surgery
  • Require weight loss prior to surgery
  • Want to Improve function before or after surgery
  • Require rehabilitation services not offered in hospital

The program has an experienced team of Exercise Physiologists who have developed an evidence based exercise rehabilitation program to suit any individual’s needs, osteoarthritis severity or rehabilitation stage. Assessment measures and client progress are reported to their specialists and GP so they are kept up to date with clients care. Depending on individual needs and treatment plan, rehabilitation can be  undertaken at home, under supervision at one of our four convenient locations, or a combination of both options.

 

Option 1 :  Supervised Clinic Exercise Program :

Attending an AEP clinic for a supervised group exercise classes will not only reinforce correct techniques and improve motivation, but will also allow optimal and pain free progression of your exercises.

Initial Assessment & treatment plan (60mins)

This is where your Exercise Physiologist will assess the physical and functional limitations associated with your pain, osteoarthritis or injury. A specific treatment plan will then be developed depending on your phase of rehabilitation, and if time permits, a home program may be prescribed. Depending if you have any additional comorbidities that need to be addressed a subsequent appointment may be required.

Home and Clinic Program Development (60mins)

Depending on your phase of rehabilitation and needs, a specific and individualised home and clinic based programs will be prescribed. This will involve a combination of weight bearing and gym based equipment activities.

12 one hour supervised group exercise sessions (12 x 60mins)

This can be done as either twice weekly attendance over 6 weeks, or once weekly attendance over 12 weeks. Each class is fully supervised by an Exercise Physiologist. You are guided and monitored during each class and progressions are made throughout your attendance. Reassessment and review is advised following 6-12 weeks.

 

Option 2: Home Program :

For those who are unable to attend the clinic on a regular basis, a home rehabilitation program can be prescribed. More frequent follow up is recommended to reinforce correct techniques and assist in optimal exercise progression.

Initial Appointment & Assessment (1 hour)

This is where your Exercise Physiologist will assess the physical and functional limitations associated with your pain, osteoarthritis or injury. A specific treatment plan will then be developed depending on your phase of rehabilitation, and if time permits, a home program may be prescribed. Depending if you have any additional comorbidities that need to be addressed a subsequent appointment may be required.

Home Program Development (30mins)

Depending on your phase of rehabilitation and needs, a specific and individualised home based program will be prescribed. You will be given a hard copy of your exercises with real life pictures and comprehensive descriptions to help you maintain perfect techniques unsupervised. If you have them, your home equipment including hand weights, exercise bikes and fit balls may be used. Reassessment and review is advised following 4-8 weeks.

 

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