Treatments

Pharmacological

The knee is a complex joint which consists of bone, cartilage, ligaments and tendons that make joint movements easy and at the same time more susceptible to various kinds of injuries. Knee problems may arise if any of these structures get injured by overuse or suddenly during sports activities.

Cortisone Injection

Cortisone is a corticosteroid released by the adrenal gland in response to stress and is a potent anti-inflammatory agent. Artificial preparations containing cortisone are injected directly into the affected joint to relieve pain and reduce inflammation.

Arthritis and Pain Cold Laser Clinic (Thor laser)

Morvarid Sadeghian, Senior General Physiotherapist, has been clinically using photobiostimulation (low level lasers) since 2003. As an physiotherapist, Morvarid is extremely well- versed in treating a myriad of pain conditions, both acute and chronic. She combines her extensive knowledge and experience of physiotherapy and photobiostimulation to provide patients with informed and professional care.

Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy or physical therapy is an exercise program that helps you to improve movement, relieve pain, encourage blood flow for faster healing, and restore your physical function and fitness level. The main aim of physical therapy is to make your daily activities, such as walking, getting in and out of bed, or climbing stairs, easier.

Hydrotherapy

Hydrotherapy consists of performing certain exercises in a warm-water pool. You will be instructed by a trained physiotherapist to perform slow, controlled movements that are designed to improve joint function, strength, and range of motion. Research studies have demonstrated that hydrotherapy is a very effective form of treatment to relieve pain and improve fitness in people suffering from various forms of arthritis.

Exercise & Arthritis

The term arthritis literally means inflammation of a joint, but it is generally used to describe any condition in which there is damage to the cartilage, the tissue that lines the ends of bones in a joint. Inflammation is the body's natural response to injury and presents as redness, swelling, heat and pain.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is a goal-oriented psychotherapy that can help you positively cope with mental and physical health problems. The underlying concept is that there is an interconnection between your thoughts, feelings, physical sensations and actions. CBT teaches you to deal with overwhelming problems by breaking them down into smaller and more manageable parts. In a stepwise manner, you will be able to change negative thought patterns and improve the way you feel.

Diet & Arthritis

Your diet can have an impact on arthritis and can either ease or worsen your symptoms. A diet that promotes joint health includes plenty of fruits and vegetables, nuts, seeds and whole grains. These foods help fight inflammation naturally. Specific foods that benefit your joints include cabbage, Brussels sprouts, broccoli, garlic, turmeric, flax seeds, pumpkin seeds, vitamin C and fish such as tuna, salmon and mackerel that contain omega 3 fatty acids.

Glucosamine, Fish Oil & Curcumin

There is no cure for arthritis, but various treatments can relieve joint inflammation and pain. Glucosamine, fish oil and curcumin are supplements that have shown scientific evidence of their benefit and are often recommended as part of the treatment regimen for different types of arthritis. These supplements can reduce the need for pain medicine and have minimal side effects. Talk to your doctor before starting on any supplement.

Management of Complex pain patients - Secondary to non-malignant & malignant conditions

Complex pain may be caused due to multiple factors that are not always clearly understood. It may be secondary to malignant (cancerous) or non-malignant conditions.

Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment - Aged Care Assessment

Comprehensive geriatric assessment/aged care assessment is a multidisciplinary approach to the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that affect elderly patients. The assessment process will usually involve a team consisting of a doctor, nurse, physiotherapist, dietician, psychologist, and a social worker. It extends beyond medical management of illness and involves assessment of physical, cognitive, social, and environmental components that contribute to the health and wellbeing of the older patient.

Acute Care of Elderly (ACE)

Acute care of the elderly (ACE) focuses on improving the level of function and independence among the elderly. The enhanced level of care and intensive discharge planning prevents functional decline and helps with issues related to mobility, depression, delirium and dementia and promotes return to activities of daily living. Acute care of the elderly (ACE) may be able to reduce the length of a hospital stay and most patients are able to be discharged home rather than to a long-term care facility.