AN EVIDENCE BASED REVIEW OF SIGNIFICANCE OF PHYSICAL THERAPY AND EXERCISE IN OSTEOARTHRITIS


Kucukoglu H. S.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF GERIATRICS-TURK GERIATRI DERGISI, vol.14, pp.79-81, 2011 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 14
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Journal Name: TURKISH JOURNAL OF GERIATRICS-TURK GERIATRI DERGISI
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.79-81
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: No

Abstract

Osteoarthritis is a heterogenous disease of the synovial joints. Physical therapy procedures and exercises are a part of the non-pharmacological treatment of osteoarthritis. In this paper significance of physical therapy procedures and therapeutic exercises are reviewed in the light of current evidences.