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What is Kneehab?

Kneehab is an exercise program developed at The Body Refinery that focusses on exercises for those with osteoarthritis of the knee or hip. Exercises given are individualised but are aimed at strengthening the muscles surrounding the OA affected joint improving the load through the joint, the alignment of the joint and the awareness of the joint. By building the strength awareness and load distribution around the joint allows participants to develop a better capacity to reduce their pain, stay active and improve their overall quality of life.

Why is it call Kneehab?

50% of people over the age of 65 have osteoarthritis of the knee and 10% of this age group have osteoarthritis of the Hip. Exercise is proven to be beneficial in the management of both hip and knee osteoarthritis.

What is Osteoarthritis?

Osteoarthritis is a very common disease. Osteoarthritis affects the whole joint, but most of all it affects the articular cartilage (the cartilage covering the ends of the bones). This articular cartilage becomes thin and fragile. This can be due to:

  • healthy cartilage being exposed to heavy loads over a long period of time (for example, very heavy labour over several years), or
  • unhealthy cartilage that for some reason cannot handle normal loads.
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How The Body Refinery can help you?

The Body Refinery’s Kneehab classes are 60 minutes long and have a maximum of 5 participants. Each session is led by one of our physiotherapists.  

No referral is required to commence the program, Physiotherapists are primary practitioners in the Australian Health Care System. However, an initial consultation with one of our physiotherapists is required prior to commencing the program. Your physiotherapist will assess you and the appropriateness to Kneehab or other rehabilitation options.

Appointments can be made by calling our New Farm studio on 07 3358 3915.


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