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Is knee pain holding you back?

Medibank has partnered with The University of Melbourne to trial a treatment program to help members living with ongoing knee pain.

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Take part in the Better Knee, Better Me study

Ongoing knee pain is typically caused by osteoarthritis, and can hold you back from the things you love, like travel, playing sport or getting out and about with your kids or grand kids.

There are some simple, effective ways to manage the symptoms of knee osteoarthritis, but many people don’t receive appropriate care and support for the condition1.

To help people living with ongoing knee pain, the Medibank Better Health Foundation has partnered with The University of Melbourne to trial a treatment program – Better Knee, Better Me™.

The ground-breaking Better Knee, Better Me™ study

To help evaluate the best way to deliver the Better Knee, Better Me™ program, Medibank invited eligible members, Australia wide, to take part in an exclusive research study.

The study will compare the effects of three different approaches to supporting Australians with chronic knee pain. Participants in the study will be randomly allocated to one of three trial groups, and will receive information about safe exercise for osteoarthritis, losing weight and ways to manage the pain.

The six month Better Knee, Better Me™ program is delivered online, and there is no charge to participate.

Recruitment has now closed for the Better Knee, Better Me™ program and results from the study will be published following the completion of the trial.

1. Runciman, W., Hunt, T., Hannaford, N., Hibbert, P., Westbrook, J., Coiera, E., Day, R., Hindmarsh, D., McGlynn, E. and Braithwaite, J. (2012). CareTrack: assessing the appropriateness of health care delivery in Australia. The Medical Journal of Australia, 197(2), pp.100-105.

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