About My Knee Exercise 2021-09-09T03:30:36+00:00

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About My Knee Exercise 

My Knee Exercise has been developed and designed by researchers within the Centre for Health, Exercise & Sports Medicine (CHESM)

It has been designed for people over 45 years of age experiencing persistent knee pain or osteoarthritis. The website’s purpose is to provide evidence-based educational information about knee osteoarthritis, knee pain, exercise and physical activity.¬† It also provides exercise instructions to help people manage their painful knee condition.

The My Knee Exercise website has been evaluated in a clinical research trial. Results of the trial showed the My Knee Exercise website with text message support reduce knee pain and improve function in people with knee osteoarthritis. To find out more you can view the study here or view a summary of the study here. This research was led by Professor Kim Bennell, Professor Rana Hinman and Miss Rachel Nelligan. Website development support was provided by Alex G Web Design.

Centre for Health, Exercise & Sports Medicine (CHESM)
The Centre for Health, Exercise and Sports Medicine (CHESM) was established in October 2000. It is a multidisciplinary Centre within the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences administered through the Department of Physiotherapy. CHESM combines high calibre researchers with experienced clinicians from a range of disciplines including physiotherapy, medicine, science, exercise science and podiatry. We also work closely with internationally recognised clinical associates and research collaborators.

CHESM’s focus
Our main research focus is on the role of conservative strategies, particularly exercise, in promoting overall health and wellbeing. A particular focus is the prevention and management of osteoarthritis.

Funding source
This research is supported by an Australian Government Research Training Program (RTP) Scholarship and the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council.