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

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The primary aim of this study was to investigate two home-based strengthening programs (weight bearing functional exercise versus non-weight bearing quadriceps strengthening exercise) amongst people with knee osteoarthritis and obesity. Exercise is recommended for management of OA, yet very little is known about how people with osteoarthritis and obesity may respond to different exercise programs.

Status of project: completed

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Researchers involved in this study included Prof Kim Bennell, Prof Rana Hinman, Tim Wrigley, Sarah Schwartz, Alex Kimp, Ben Metcalf and Rachel Nelligan at the University of Melbourne with collaborators at Monash University and University of Queensland. The study was funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council.

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