Would you like to take part in a study of physiotherapy treatment for people with knee osteoarthritis?
The Opti-OK clinical trial is looking at the frequency of physiotherapy appointments for people with knee osteoarthritis (kneeOA). You will get free physiotherapy treatment, which may be six treatment sessions over three or six weeks, or a single exercise treatment session. You will also be asked to attend testing sessions at the University of Otago Research Centre at Southland Hospital.
There will be four of these over a six-month period when we will gather health and economic data. All sessions will take 45–60 minutes.
For more information go to: otago.ac.nz/kneeOA
Or to register for the study contact:
The School of Physiotherapy and mention the Opti-OK trial
Tel: 0800 687 489 (0800 OU PHTY)
As we are a health and disability service provider, we are required by law to see both vaccinated and unvaccinated patients in the clinic. We are unable to discriminate and unable to ask for vaccination status.
Our patients will still be asked verbal Covid screening questions, as we have been doing for the last few months and we will continue to use the recommended infection control practices.
We will still be requiring mask wearing, but if you have any Covid symptoms including cough, sore throat, loss of taste or sense of smell or fever please call to reschedule your appointment until you’re feeling better.
For us, it’s basically business as usual, with just a few extra precautions.
If you don’t feel comfortable attending our clinic with unvaccinated patients, please let us know in advance and we will do our best to accommodate you and organise an alternative solution.
We consider our patient and staff wellbeing paramount, and we are doing our upmost to protect everyone.