The Centre for Health, Exercise & Sports Medicine (CHESM) at the University of Melbourne are excited to announce the release of My Knee Exercise (www.mykneeexercise.org.au).
My Knee Exercise guides people with knee pain through education about knee pain and exercise, a 6 month strengthening exercise program that progresses through 3 programs which can be completed independently at home, and creating plans to increase physical activity.
- Provides an evidence-based self-directed 6-month strengthening and physical activity program plus educational information
- Contains useful patient resources (including log books for strengthening exercises and physical activity) that are provided digitally, so that people may print/download them for their own use
- Includes videos and stories of the experiences of others living with knee pain, and exercise programs so people have a reference for proper form
- Designed for people over 45 years of age experiencing persistent knee pain or osteoarthritis
- Available free-of-charge to all users (e.g. people with knee pain, physiotherapists, physiotherapy students, educators, researchers)
My Knee Exercise was designed and developed by physiotherapists (led by Rachel Nelligan, Professor Kim Bennell, Professor Rana Hinman) at the University of Melbourne and tested in a clinical research trial. It was funded by an Australian National Health and Medical Research grant.
Take part in our other research projects
Modified Yoga Exercise (COPE)
This study is comparing the effects of online education to a modified yoga exercise program for managing osteoarthritis symptoms.
Musculoskeletal pain treatment pathways (PACE)
This study is comparing the treatment pathways provided in primary and specialist care to advance understanding of recovery from musculoskeletal conditions
Exercise for Hip Pain (PHOENIX)
This study is comparing the effects of two different 9-month exercise programs on hip osteoarthritis symptoms.
Physiotherapists' Survey: Managing Hip Pain (CHASE)
This study is examining how physiotherapists manage chronic hip pain.
Osteoarthritis Knowledge Survey (OAKS)
This study is examining people's knowledge of hip and knee osteoarthritis.
Athletic footwear for reducing knee loads in girls and women
This study is assessing athletic footwear for reducing knee loads in female netball players.