Hip patients wanted for study

Victoria and Queensland physiotherapists are recruiting patients with hip osteoarthritis for a study aimed at comparing two non-drug, non-surgical treatment regimens.

The treatments will involve online education and five physiotherapy-based exercise sessions available throughout metropolitan and regional Victoria, Brisbane and the Gold Coast.

“We have growing evidence that exercise in combination with different types of education can help reduce the symptoms and impact osteoarthritis,” says University of Melbourne research physiotherapist Dr Rachel Nelligan.

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