Osteoarthritis relates to the breakdown of cartilage in joints and associated inflammatory and structural changes which impair mobility, increase pain and have associated co-morbidity implications. Unfortunately, with no cure, the individual, social and economic burden of osteoarthritis is ever increasing. The role of conservative (non-surgical) management is of utmost importance and developing new treatments and establishing the efficacy of these treatments is where the primary research focusses upon. The research within this theme utilises biomechanical methods, clinical outcomes and biopsychosocial approaches to determine the whole person’s effect with these treatments. Utilising the extensive laboratory facilities, multi-disciplinary expertise and international collaboration ensure we are at the forefront of research in this area. Click the links below to learn more about projects in this area.
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