Osteoarthritis Health Professional Training Manual

Osteoarthritis Health Professional Training Manual

1st Edition - October 1, 2022

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  • Editors: David Hunter, Jillian Eyles
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323992695

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Osteoarthritis Health Professional Training Manual addresses current gaps in knowledge and the skills and confidence that are necessary to deliver evidence-based OA care that is consistent with international guidelines and for effective translation to clinical practice for health professionals. Written for health care professionals that meet patients with osteoarthritis in the clinic, like GPs, physiotherapists, rheumatologists, orthopedic surgeons, and MDs and PTs in training, medical students and basic researchers on osteoarthritis who want an update on the clinical aspects of OA, this book addresses the urgent need to improve health professional knowledge in managing patients with osteoarthritis.

Key Features

  • Provides a comprehensive training program for health professionals on how to deliver high-value OA care
  • Presents core knowledge and practical insights that are applicable in everyday patient scenarios
  • Written by leading international experts in the field of OA


Health professionals typically involved in OA care including, but not limited to, primary care physicians/general practitioners (GPs), primary care nurses, physical therapists, rheumatologists, occupational therapists, orthopedic surgeons, dietitians, pharmacists and others

Table of Contents

  • 1. Introduction to OA, communication and person-centred care
    2. History taking and physical assessment
    3. Diagnosis, risk factors for OA progression, and recognising comorbidities
    4. Core components of best evidence OA care: Management planning, education, supporting self-management and behaviour change
    5. Core components of best evidence OA care: Physical activity, exercise and therapeutic exercise
    6. Core components of best evidence OA care: Weight control
    7. Adjunctive rehabilitative interventions
    8. Pharmacotherapy
    9. Surgical interventions
    10. The interdisciplinary team, service and professional development

Product details

  • No. of pages: 225
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2022
  • Published: October 1, 2022
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323992695

About the Editors

David Hunter

Professor Hunter MD, PhD is a rheumatology clinician researcher whose main research focus has been clinical and translational research in osteoarthritis (OA). He is the Florance and Cope Chair of Rheumatology, Professor of Medicine at University of Sydney, and Staff Specialist at Royal North Shore Hospital and North Sydney Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Centre. Since 2014 he was ranked as the leading expert in the world on osteoarthritis on expertscape.com. His research is focused on a number of key elements in OA including (but not limited to) the epidemiology of osteoarthritis, the application of imaging to better understand structure and function with application to both epidemiologic research and clinical trials, novel therapies in disease management and heath service system delivery of chronic disease management. Dr. Hunter has over 500 peer reviewed publications in international journals and recently completed his second book on self-management strategies for the lay public.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Medicine and Chair of Rheumatology, University of Sydney, Staff Specialist at Royal North Shore Hospital and North Sydney Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Centre, Australia

Jillian Eyles

Dr Jillian Eyles is an early career researcher and physiotherapist who leads a coordinated research program to support the translation of best-evidence osteoarthritis (OA) care into clinical practice. Dr Eyles is a Sydney Health Partners Research Translation Fellow at the Kolling Institute, Sydney Musculoskeletal Health, University of Sydney. With more than 50 publications in osteoarthritis research she has been awarded in excess of $3million grant funding for her projects.

Affiliations and Expertise

Research Fellow, Kolling Institute, Sydney Musculoskeletal Health, The University of Sydney, Australia

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