Education and activity programs to improve health in people with painful knee osteoarthritis. A randomised controlled trial

About the study

This study aims to test two different physiotherapy treatments that involve education and activity for people with painful knee osteoarthritis. Specifically, we are interested to see if these programs have long-term positive effects on health. We are also interested to see if these treatments might reduce costs to the health system. You will be involved in the study for 12 months. 

Eligibility requirements

  • Gender: All
  • Age: 50 years and over
  • Location: Metropolitan Adelaide

Other criteria: People who have painful knee osteoarthritis (which has been present for at least 6 months and impairs performance of daily activity), and who currently are NOT undertaking very much physical activity (e.g. do little or no walking for exercise purposes). 

For more information and to find out if you are eligible, please click this link and answer the questions (5-10 minutes): 


You will receive 6 in-person physiotherapy sessions plus 5 at-home sessions with your physiotherapist for FREE!


For more information or to register your interest, contact Felicity on 0450 638 971 or email 

Click here to complete the eligibility survey.

This project has been approved by the University of South Australia's Human Research Ethics Committee Ethics Protocol 202377