Knee Osteoarthritis Program

PROTx is proud to offer a unique 4 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

How Do I Get Started?

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


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.

The advantage of choosing a service provider that works in a collaborative practice environment like PROTx is that regardless of who you see initially, you will always be directed to the most appropriate therapist. This team environment gives you, the client, the best possible options.

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.

The first appointment can take up to an hour. Subsequent treatments can be shorter or longer depending upon the condition and the treatment required.

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