Exercise for knee osteoarthritis targeting high risk physical characteristics (TARGET)

Project Details

This project will specifically compare the effects of two different physiotherapy delivered exercise programs (strength versus neuromuscular)  for individuals suffering with painful knee OA and evaluate if people who have high risk physical characteristics (obesity and/or a knee versus thrust on walking) respond differently to either of the exercise programs. This study will help develop treatment programs that better target the "right type of exercise program to the right patient".

Researchers

Collaborators

University of Queensland

  • Prof Paul Hodges

University of British Columbia

  • Dr Michael Hunt

University of Southern Denmark

  • Prof Ewa Roos

Monash University

  • Dr Jessica Kasza

Funding

National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Program Grant

Research Publications

Neuromuscular versus quadriceps strengthening exercise in patients with medial knee osteoarthritis and varus malalignment: a randomized controlled trial.

Research Group

Musculoskeletal and Sports Rehabilitation



Faculty Research Themes

Infection and Immunology

School Research Themes

Recovery and Rehabilitation Across the Lifespan



Key Contact

For further information about this research, please contact the research group leader.

Department / Centre

Physiotherapy