Knee and Hip Arthritis Service

The Knee and Hip Arthritis Service helps people live better with knee or hip osteoarthritis. The program aims to reduce pain and improve quality of life using strategies that have been proven to be effective for managing osteoarthritis. These include:

  • Osteoarthritis education
  • Personalised exercise programs and management plans
  • Strategies for living well with osteoarthritis such as pacing and flare-up management
  • Access to other services in the community

Assessments are conducted by a Physiotherapist who specialises in Osteoarthritis management. The service runs over a 5-6 month period with reviews scheduled during this time.
 

Location: Tweed Community Health, Florence Street (on The Tweed Hospital site), Tweed Heads NSW 2485
Hours of Service: 8:00am-16:30pm Monday – Friday
Contacting Us: Phone: (07) 5506 7545; fax: (07) 5506 7578
Access Criteria:
  • Referral from GP or Specialist
  • Osteoarthritis of the knee or hip diagnosed by GP or Specialist
  • Osteoarthritis related knee or hip pain
  • Patients awaiting knee or hip replacement at The Tweed Hospital or Murwillumbah Hospital