Knee arthroscopy: the downsides

The message is slowly filtering through the medical community and the general population that knee arthroscopy is no better than exercise for osteoarthritis (OA).  More and more in my clinical practice I am coming across patients who are not surprised when I bring this up in our clinical sessions.  Despite this, there are still tens […]

Running again with knee osteoarthritis at 79

Running again with knee osteoarthritis at 79 years old I have previously contributed to the topic of running with osteoarthritis in many posts on other platforms – here, here and here. In short, it is a myth that you cannot run with knee osteoarthritis. Some facts: Joints need exercise and loading Participation in exercise and […]

Osteoarthritis – The Inflammatory (but only a little) Arthritis

Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common lifestyle disease in people over the age of 65.  More common than high blood pressure and diabetes.  For this reason, researchers have been working tirelessly to better understand OA.  And some recent discoveries have turned some commonly held beliefs about OA on their head and have big implications for […]

Physiotherapists must provide high value care

A couple of weeks ago, I sat down and watched TV. I don’t watch TV often. I don’t cry often. But an SBS Insight episode discussing surgery I couldn’t miss, and it brought a tear to my eye. The general narrative was that in Australia, there is too much surgery occuring. A lot of this […]