Knee Osteoarthritis Program

PROTx is proud to offer a unique multi-phase program for Nova Scotians dealing with Knee Osteoarthritis.

What is Osteoarthritis?

Osteoarthritis is a condition in which the natural cushioning (the cartilage) between joints wears away. The bones of the joint will then rub more closely against one another with less of the shock-absorbing benefits the cartilage normally provides. This contact causes pain, swelling, stiffness, decreased ability to move and, occasionally, the formation of bone spurs.

Osteoarthritis occurs most often in the knees

What Are the Symptoms of Knee OA?

- Pain that increases when you are active, but gets a little better with rest
- Swelling around the knee
- A feeling of warmth in the joint
- Stiffness in the knee, especially in the morning or when you have been sitting for a while
- A decrease in mobility of the knee, making it difficult to get in and out of chairs or cars, use the stairs, or walk
- Creaking, crackly sound heard when the knee moves

What Are The Program Components?

Physiotherapy Assessment
Confirmation of Diagnosis
Exercise Prescription and Supervised Exercise Sessions
Lifestyle Recommendations
Laser Therapy
Brace Consult
Brace Trial Option

How Do I Get Started?

Call to book a Physiotherapy Assessment at any PROTx location 902 334 2300.

Knee Brace Unloader Program! Ideal for those suffering from osteoarthritis, a meniscus injury or other knee pain. This dynamic brace is a leader in its class for the immediate relief.

Book a free consultation today to find out if you could benefit from a Knee Unloader brace. Trial a brace with our loaner program and once you’ve felt the benefits first hand, we know you’ll want one of your own. After the trial period, a new brace will be custom fitted to you to reduce pressure in the knee and allow you to get back to the activities you love to do.


Frequently Asked Questions

You do not require a doctor’s referral to attend physiotherapy, chiropractic or massage therapy. However, if you intend to use your health insurance to cover the cost you should confirm your insurers policy as some may ask you for a doctor’s referral.

Your therapist will perform an assessment. You will be asked a series of questions that will help better describe all of your symptoms in detail. This will be followed by an examination of the areas causing concern and associated areas. Following the assessment, the findings, your goals and available treatment options will be discussed.

A brace consultation generally takes less than 30 minutes. Follow up appointments are typically 15mins.

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4 Locations Now Offered!

You can now book at our Elmsdale, Portland Hill, Sackville or Stewiacke locations!

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