10 Jul Avoid Knee & Hip Surgery
Aussies claimed more than $420 million on knee and hip replacements in 2018.
Australian Physiotherapy Association says 70% of knee surgery could be avoided with a physiotherapy prescribed exercise and education program and weight management support.
Australian Physiotherapy Association president Phil Calvert says seeing a physiotherapist for review before surgery could save time and money. Physiotherapy should be the next step in the care for osteoarthritis, the main cause of knee and hip replacement in Australia, upon advice from your GP.
If you would like more information on how physiotherapy can help you, make an appointment with one of our experienced physiotherapists.
Reference: The Australian Physiotherapy Association APA