State of the Art Review: Osteoarthritis and Therapeutic Exercise

Todd P. Stitik, Greg Gazzillo, Patrick M. Foye

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Therapeutic exercise is an invaluable component to a compre hensive treatment program for patients with osteoarthritis. There are several major components to a complete therapeutic exercise program. Compliance with a long-term home exercise program after discharge from a physical therapy program is a very challenging but extremely important issue. Ideally, therapeutic exercise should be provided under the supervision of a physician who is knowledgeable in the use of exercise as a treatment for musculoskeletal conditions. Many practitioners of physical medicine and rehabilitation (physiatrists) can fill this important role for osteoarthritis patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)360-366
Number of pages7
JournalAmerican Journal of Lifestyle Medicine
Issue number5
StatePublished - Oct 2007

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Health Policy
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


  • exercise
  • osteoarthritis
  • pain
  • physiatrist


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