The “I Manage my Knee Osteoarthritis Program” is based in Laval, Quebec, and is offered in multiple clinics in Montreal. The program involves a multidisciplinary clinic including an orthopaedic surgeon, physiotherapist, nutritionist and kinesiologist. The program is structured in four steps:
Step 1: Intake Assessment
Step 2: Analysis, Recommendations and Education
Step 3: Exercise
Step 4: Reassessment
Education sessions on a variety of topics are provided about once per month. The program is connected with other community programs and patients are recommended to them as needed. A follow up report detailing findings, consultation plan and recommendations is provided to the primary care physician.
The socio-economic impact of the “I Manage my Knee Osteoarthritis Program” is currently being assessed through a clustered randomized control trial. International Standard Randomized Controlled Trial Number: www.isrctn.com/ISRCTN16152290
For more information, please visit www.mykneeosteoarthritis.ca