Exercise effective treatment for OA

“There’s this misperception that once you have osteoarthritis, it’s just an inevitable part of ageing and there’s nothing much you can do — you might as well just have a joint replacement,” NHMRC research fellow Professor Kim Bennell told MO.

Professor Bennell, the director of the Centre for Health, Exercise and Sports Medicine at the University of Melbourne, urged doctors to point out to patients that the size of the benefits from exercise and weight loss was similar to the expected