Effects of Exercise Interventions in Older Adults with Knee Osteoarthritis

Stephen P. Messier, PhD
Department of Health and Exercise Science, Wake Forest University
Winston-Salem, North Carolina


Introduction

Knee osteoarthritis causes a decrease in physical function that is associated with mobility impairment. Mobility impairment has the potential to accelerate decline from independent living to disability and assisted living. One goal of nonpharmacologic interventions is to flatten out the slope of the disability curve to provide older adults with knee osteoarthritis more years of independent living and a good quality of life.

This article appears in HSS Journal: Volume 8, Number 1.
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About the HSS Journal

HSS Journal, an academic peer-reviewed journal published three times a year, February, July and October. The Journal accepts and publishes peer reviewed articles from around the world that contribute to the advancement of the knowledge of musculoskeletal diseases and disorders.


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