Centre for Reviews and Summaries

NCOR launched our Centre For Reviews and Summaries (CFRS) in early 2017. This will grow into a one-stop-shop for all osteopaths who want to read summaries of the latest evidence relating to osteopathic care and management. Our Snapshot Summaries are intended to provide a brief overview of predominantly manual therapy and osteopathically-relevant research, with references for further reading. They are not intended to be an exhaustive or systematic review of the literature.

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Exercise therapy in the management of hip and knee osteoarthritis

Key messages from this Snapshot Summary include:

  • There is strong evidence suggesting that exercise in general can help patients manage the pain of hip and knee osteoarthritis.
  • Appropriate exercise can be prescribed irrespective of age, pain level, comorbidity and disability.
  • Catering to the patient’s specific needs and circumstances may improve adherence, which is important for improvements in outcomes.

The full Snapshot Summary is available as a PDF to download.