Patients are comprehensively assessed by an advanced musculoskeletal physiotherapist (experienced physiotherapist).

The physiotherapist will complete a thorough clinical assessment and use a number of questionnaires to determine the most appropriate management pathway for each person. This may involve referral for non-surgical management, monitoring or referral to see the orthopaedic surgeon.

Patients referred to the Eastern Health orthopaedic outpatients for hip and/or knee osteoarthritis may be triaged to either the physiotherapy- led or the rheumatology-led OAHKS.

It is recommended the patient has a recent weight-bearing X-ray within the last 6 months. It is preferred that the X-rays have been taken in one of the following Eastern Health Sites (Eastern Health Angliss, Eastern Health Box Hill, Eastern Health Maroondah or Eastern Health Healesville), or MIA (Imed).

This makes the X-rays available to us to view electronically.
Please ensure that any relevant test results, past medical history and a list of current medications accompany the referral.

Eastern Health Box Hill

Address

Outpatients Department, Nelson Road, Box Hill, Vic 3128

Contact

Ph: 1300 342 255

Hours

1:30pm – 5:00pm

Tuesday and Thursday

Eastern Health Angliss

Address

Physiotherapy Department, Albert Street, Upper Ferntree Gully, 3156

Contact

Ph: 1300 342 255

Hours

8:30am – 4:30pm

Friday

  • For more information on OAHKS please refer to the OAHKS website
  • For information on the non surgical management of hip and knee osteoarthritis please refer to¬†Clinical Guidelines
  • OAHKS Information for GPs (download)
  • Multi Attribute Prioritisation Tool – MAPT (download)