MAXIMUM TOLERATED DOSE OF WALKING FOR PEOPLE WITH SEVERE OSTEOARTHRITIS OF THE KNEE: A PHASE I TRIAL
Presenter: Wallis JA
This module addresses:
Question: How much walking can be safely tolerated for people with
severe knee osteoarthritis?
Conclusion: There is preliminary evidence that 70 minutes per week of
moderate intensity supervised walking was safe for people with severe
knee osteoarthritis; for higher doses there was a risk of exacerbating
Key Practice Points:
• Encouraging people with severe knee osteoarthritis to be active by
prescribing 70 minutes per week of walking may be done without
increasing short-term knee pain.
• It is not known if sustained levels of physical activity can lead to health
benefits without exacerbating knee pain in this population.
CPD Points: 0.25