DJO EDUCATION WEBINAR
Motion is Medicine for Knee OA
A New Hope to Maintain An Active Life
MASM together with DJO is proud to invite you to this exciting webinar which brings together three distinguished speakers from Malaysia and the UK.
Professor Jim Richarrds will speak on "Knee Osteoarthritis Treatment Gap & Ladder of Intervention" while Dr Goh Siew Li shares his knowledge on "The Most Effective Exercise for Knee OA: a Summary from Randomised Trials". Mr Cliff Eaton will share his expertise on "Motion is Medicine - Conservative Treatment for Knee OA".
Clincial evidence and guidelines all emphasize the importance of knee joint movement, functional exercises for the conservative management of Knee OA and Post-TKR Rehabilitation.
However; pain, joint stiffness, knee instability, kinesiophobia make it difficult for conventional exercises programs to be effective.
The Motion is Medicine approach encourages Optimal Loading exercises. Optimal Loading is load applied to structure that maximizes physiological adaptation which is important for holistic management of Knee OA.
Prof. Jim Richards
Professor Richards' research includes much work on clinical application of biomechanics, the development of new assessment tools for chronic disease, conservative and surgical management of orthopaedic and neurological conditions, and the development of evidence based approaches for improving clinical management and rehabilitation. The focus of Professor Richards' work is to encourage inter-professional research and to develop direct parallels with research to the "real world" of allied health work.
Dr. Goh Siew Li, MD, MSpMed, PhD
Dr. Goh practiced as a clinician at the University of Malaya since 2012. She has worked with biomedical engineering colleagues on various projects related to Knee OA. Her PhD project was to determine which type of exercise is best for Knee OA using an extended technique of meta-analysis known as network meta-analysis. Using this technique, many types of exercise (e.g. aerobic, strengthening, flexibility and mind-body) were able to be compared simultaneously regardless of whether head-to-head trials had been performed. The results had been published in Sports Medicine.
Mr Cliff Eaton, MSc, PGc, MSCP, SRP
Chartered Physiotherapist, Clinical Support Specialist Professional sport, UK Athletics, L.C.C.C., Northampton Saints, Sale RFC, M.C.F.C., Private practice