GHOst TRIAL

(Gluteal exercises for Hip OSTeoarthritis)

Osteoarthritis (OA) is a common condition affecting many people. Current literature suggests rehabilitation may be limited in improving hip function and reducing pain

  • Have you been diagnosed with mild to moderate hip osteoarthritis?
  • Can you still walk a city block?
  • Can you run 5 meters?

Study Aims:

Assess the effectiveness of a targeted hip rehabilitation program for improving pain, function and quality of life for people with hip OA compared to standard rehabilitation

Eligibility:

To be eligible for involvement in this research project you need to:

  • Be 35 years or over
  • Have pain in the hip or groin for more than 3 months
  • Have pain with walking, climbing stairs or getting in or out of the car
  • Have hip osteoarthritis on hip x-ray

Contact:

If you feel that you are eligible to be involved please contact

MELBOURNE: Tania Pizzari – 03 9479 5872

BENDIGO: Anita Zacharias – 03 5444 7282

Lead Researcher – A/Prof Rod Green Phone: 613 5444 7282 Email: rod.green@latrobe.edu.au

Ethics Approval: HEC17-031