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Kim Bennell Pre-Conference Course

Osteoarthritis as a Chronic Disease – Patient-Centered, Evidence-Based Care

Thursday and Friday, 17 and 18 August 2017

9.00am - 5.00pm

Holiday Inn, Rotorua

Topic

Content

What is OA?

Disease process

Progression / trajectories

Clinical criteria for diagnosis

Risk factors and causes

Biomechanics

Chronic pain– biological and psychological

Biopsychosocial approach

Evidence-based practice and clinical practice guidelines

Diagnosis without imaging

Core treatments – exercise, weight loss, education

Psychological treatments

Medications

Surgery

Injectables

Alternative medicines and complementary therapies

Chronic pain, expectations and myth busting

How pain works

Expectations

Myths

Exercise treatment

Strengthening exercises

Aerobic exercise

Other forms of exercise

Physical activity

Weight loss

Relationship between overweight and OA

How to have the conversation

Effective strategies and treatments

Self-management support and behaviour change

What is self-management

Patient-centred care and empowerment

Self-management programs

Patient education (what and how)

Health coaching and motivational interviewing

Adherence to exercise

Other behaviour change techniques

Implementation options

Telephone coaching

Internet (Skype) delivery

Centralised support services