The Role Of Neuromuscular Exercise In The Treatment Of Knee Osteoarthritis

Grant number: 628644 | Funding period: 2010 - 2012

Completed

Abstract

There is currently no cure for knee osteoarthritis (OA). Thus treatments are needed that not only reduce symptoms but also slow disease progression. Exercise is recommended for knee OA but traditional thigh muscle strengthening exercises do not appear to be effective in all cases and may not slow the disease. This project will compare novel 'neuromuscular exercise' and compare it to traditional strengthening exercise. The results have the potential to alter current exercise prescription