Cognitive Muscular Therapy
Cognitive Muscular Therapy (CMT) is a new physiotherapy treatment for knee osteoarthritis. It is an integrated behavioural intervention which combines psychologically informed practice with muscle biofeedback training. The aim of CMT is to reduce muscle overactivity, minimise mechanical loading on the knee during daily activities and change beliefs related to knee osteoarthritis pain. The treatment, which was developed through an NHS-funded research study at the University of Salford, is published in the journal BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders. This paper is free to download here and includes a detailed description of the intervention along with preliminary clinical data. Follow the links below to find out more about the background, the intervention components and understand how patients perceive CMT.