International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Physiotherapy | India | Volume 12 Issue 5, May 2023


Current Physiotherapeutic Approaches used by Clinical Therapists in Surat to Treat Patients with OA Knee: A Cross - Sectional Survey

Dr. Shifa Khanpt | Nency Parmar | Pooja Parmar


Abstract: Background: Osteoarthritis is the key contributor to musculoskeletal pain and deformity in old age people. Knowledge of research on the evaluation and treatment of knee OA among physiotherapists may have an impact on the application of evidence - based practice. The current study set out to determine how Surat physiotherapists manage patients with knee OA and to assess their knowledge of the material. The primary goal of the study was to record physical therapy services given to patients with knee OA and to evaluate the predominant types of treatment utilised by physical therapists to provide maximum benefits to their patients. Method: We made a structural questionnaire, generated a Google form and distributed it both online and offline. There were a total of 14 MCQs to be answered. Out of 150 participants 106 responses received. Result: The majority of responses were using integrated approach around 92% of therapists were using a combination of electrotherapy, manual therapy, certain exercises, and bracing. Before deciding on a course of treatment, 73% of therapists extensively assess their patients.80% of them were using more than 2 pain - relieving modalities, with an average session lasting 45 minutes per day (70%). According to patients' input, 63% of them changed their treatment plan within a week whereas just 36% used outcome scores to assess their outcome of treatment plan. Conclusion: Physiotherapists in Surat were using a multifaceted strategy for their patients including knee exercises, education, electrotherapeutic modalities and manual therapy.


Keywords: Knee Osteoarthritis, Management, Treatment, Physiotherapy


Edition: Volume 12 Issue 5, May 2023,


Pages: 2130 - 2133


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