Join leading osteoarthritis researchers Prof Kim Bennell, Prof Rana Hinman, Dr Thorlene Egerton and Dr Kade Paterson as they outline the key messages that clinicians across a range of disciplines need to know about best-practice treatment for osteoarthritis. To coincide with World Arthritis Day, this group of researchers from the multidisciplinary Centre for Health, Exercise & Sports Medicine at the University of Melbourne will give you practical tools and access to free resources you can use in your clinical practice to improve outcomes for people living with osteoarthritis.
- Weight loss for lower limb osteoarthritis - Prof Kim Bennell
- Prof Kim Bennell is an academic physiotherapist and a Redmond Barry Distinguished Professor at the University of Melbourne. Here she leads the multidisciplinary Centre for Health, Exercise and Sports Medicine in the Department of Physiotherapy. Her research focuses on improving outcomes for people living with osteoarthritis.
- Exercise: Key messages for clinicians - Prof Rana Hinman
- Prof Rana Hinman, physiotherapist, NHMRC Senior Research Fellow and Deputy Director of CHESM at the University of Melbourne. Her primary area of research is non-pharmacological management of osteoarthritis- with a particular focus on clinical trials of exercise, how to increase exercise uptake and maximise patient adherence.
- Components of good education for people with knee OA - Dr Thorlene Egerton
- Dr Thorlene Egerton is a Senior Lecturer with the Physiotherapy Department, and a senior research fellow with the Centre for Health, Exercise & Sports Medicine. Her current research interests are in bridging the evidence-practice gap in osteoarthritis management and patient education for knee osteoarthritis.
- Adjunct therapies for lower limb osteoarthritis - Dr Kade Paterson
- Dr Kade Paterson is a NHMRC Emerging Leadership Fellow and a Dame Kate Campbell Senior Research Fellow with the Centre for Health, Exercise and Sports Medicine at the University of Melbourne. He is also a Certified Sports Podiatrist with Lakeside Sports Medicine Centre. Kade’s research focuses on biomechanics and treatments for osteoarthritis and other lower extremity musculoskeletal conditions.