Osteoarthritis


Global Physiotherapy – Sherwood Park
Osteoarthritis Treatment

Physiotherapist Cindy Coneen: 30+ Years Experience
780-467-9098
State of the art physiotherapy equipment
one-to-one osteoarthritis treatment
Unit 148, 2693 Broadmoor Blvd., Sherwood Park
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How does Global Physiotherapy help decrease knee pain from osteoarthritis?

Global Physiotherapy Assessment

Sherwood Park Physiotherapist Cindy Coneen looks at knee pain as part of the back and entire leg complex. Osteoarthritis changes start with decreased cartilage thickness. Pain can come from the bone under the cartilage, the supporting ligaments and the muscles that support the knee. Osteoarthritis takes time to show up on an x ray image. Your body has been changing how you move for a period of months or years as you started to experience knee pain. Physical symptoms may include:

  • Inflammation and movement limitations in a weight-bearing joint: hip and knee
  • Muscle pain in areas above and below the painful joint
  • Back pain is usually present, at least intermittently

A Global Assessment starts with a posture exam and movement tests for the back, hip, knee and ankle. Changes in body position as well as staying in one position often increase knee pain. Your mobility and strength that assist you to change positions will be tested while you monitor your knee pain. Specific physiotherapy tests for each area are chosen to look at your movement habits that can cause knee pain when you stand, walk, kneel, sit, drive, or get in and out of a car.

Global Physiotherapy Treatments

The Global Physiotherapy treatment strategy is to decrease your pain, help prevent the osteoarthritis changes from progressing and teach you a long term exercise strategy to improve your activity. Although your x ray may show osteoarthritis, you can have less pain and improve your activity tolerance with the unique treatments offered by Cindy at Global Physiotherapy.

  • Global Physiotherapy can offer a detailed IMS or physiotherapy assessment of the multiple causes of your joint pain
    • Regenerative Photonic Therapy helps the tissues to heal
    • Exercises promote stronger muscles and ligaments

Laser and Regenerative Photon Therapy for Osteoarthritis 

Knee arthritis treatment - Osteoarthritis physiotherapy sherwood parkSpecific exercises and the unique osteoarthritis treatment protocol from Global Physiotherapy will get you moving with less pain. Laser and Regenerative Photon TherapyTM uses infrared laser therapy combined with a specific sequence of red and infrared light probes programmed to activate the regeneration and self-healing processes within abnormal cells and tissues. Your treatment will begin with targeted laser and Regenerative Photon Therapy to promote healing and relieve pain. Immediately after, you will have less pain and be able to exercise to improve the strength of your healing tissue and the strength of the muscles. A clinical study of this protocol was recently completed in Toronto, Ontario. The participants showed an improvement of 80% in their pain level and a 50% improvement in the ability to do activities.

Successful Story from a client treated at Global Physiotherapy – Sherwood Park

Ms. WL, a 68 year-old woman, presented with pain and stiffness in both knees and in both thumbs. Her knee symptoms started in her 20’s. She reported a gradual decrease in her function, which included pain getting in and out of a vehicle, inability to get into a squat and return to standing. Her worst pain was 7.5/10 with kneeling. She also described sleep disturbance due to pain. Her goal was to move with less pain and to able to enjoy playing with her grandchildren.

Global Physiotherapy Treatment Results

After 3 treatments, Ms. WL reported a reduction in her average knee pain to 0/10 with some stiffness going downstairs. After 4 treatments she could kneel with more comfort. She was able to get in and out of her vehicle pain free. According to a research evaluation tool, Ms. WL was experiencing only a 10% impairment of daily function due to her knee osteoarthritis when she completed her treatment compared to a 39% impairment on the initial assessment.

Knee Osteoarthritis Regenerative Photon Therapy Treatment Expectations

Ms. WL improved more quickly than the average person with knee arthritis. The number of treatments will be influenced by the stage of OA, the frequency of physiotherapy treatments and the client’s consistency of performing the home exercise program. Ideally, you would start with two to three treatments per week and exercise daily at home. As you improve, you will need less treatment. Your progress will be continually monitored by Cindy and yourself to help you achieve your activity goals.


Global Physiotherapy – Sherwood Park
Osteoarthritis Treatment

Physiotherapist Cindy Coneen: 30+ Years Experience
780-467-9098
State of the art physiotherapy equipment
one-to-one osteoarthritis treatment
Unit 148, 2693 Broadmoor Blvd., Sherwood Park
Global Physiotherapy – Contact Form