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Knee Osteoarthritis in Older Adults: Management in the Community

Synopsis

Osteoarthritis is the 5th highest cause of disability-adjusted life years in the older age group, based on the 2004 Singapore Burden of Disease Study (Leung et al, 2013). Its link to disability means that prevention and management is key for osteoarthritis, in order to contain economic and social costs as well (Song et al, 2006). In addition, its prevalence, particularly knee osteoarthritis is expected to rise with the ageing population and growing obesity levels. Current evidence-based interventions include self-management education, physical activity and exercise, injury prevention, weight management and healthy nutrition should be delivered to individuals with osteoarthritis (Leung et al, 2013).

This workshop aims to provide a multi-dimensional perspective to the holistic management of osteoarthritis in older adults living in the community. Evidence-based approaches, including assessments and interventions for osteoarthritis will be shared. There will be interactive case studies and discussions to apply learnt knowledge and skills, in order to promote active learning amongst participants.

Date / Time
4 June 2021 / Time to be confirmed
Duration
Half day
Venue
To be confirmed
Description

The course is recommended for physiotherapists who work with older adults in the acute, community or private settings.

Speakers

  • MS RACHEL HO WYE FERN
    Senior Physiotherapist
  • MR DANIEL GA-YU CEN
    Senior Physiotherapist
  • MS ENG XUE WEN
    Senior Physiotherapist
Event Category
AHINet Event
Contact Person
Sandy Tan
Event Fees
Free
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