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Date of Award

5-23-2009

Degree Type

Capstone Project (On-Campus Access Only)

Degree Name

Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)

First Advisor

Jason Brumitt MSPT

Abstract

For individuals (age range 40 years and older) with a diagnosis of knee osteoarthiritis (OA) exercise therapy may result in clinically significant changes in self reported pain and function compared to a non-intervention approach. A patient may be able to experience improvements in pain and function whether participating in a resistance training program, an aquatic therapy program, or a walking program. There are no clinically significant differences in self reported pain and function between individuals participating in the various exercise interventions. Research indicates that patients with knee OA who participate in one of the aforementioned programs may experience clinically significant results (decreased pain and improved function) for up to 36 weeks post intervention.

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