This randomised controlled trial is comparing the effects of two different exercise programs for people with hip osteoarthritis-related pain and physical dysfunction. Further research is needed to better understand which type of exercise is most beneficial. Participants in each group will receive nine individual physiotherapist consultations and a home exercise program.
You may be eligible if you:
- Are aged 45 years or over
- Have had hip pain for 3 months or longer
- Have experienced hip pain on most days of the past month
- Are willing to complete 9 physiotherapy consultations online via Zoom over 3 months
PHOENIX was designed and developed by researchers (Dr Michelle Hall, Dr Kim Allison, Prof Rana Hinman, Prof Kim Bennell, Dr Fiona Dobson, Libby Spiers, Gabby Knox) at the University of Melbourne, with collaborators from Monash University, The University of Sydney and The University of Queensland. This project is funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council.
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