Exercise is the most cost effective intervention for pain relief of osteoarthritic joints and can significantly improve quality of life. The Newtown Medical Centre exercise program combines 12 weekly, supervised sessions in our gym with home-based activity and a health management plan. Our Sport and Exercise Physicians and Exercise Physiologists tailor a specific program for each patient and monitor recovery.
Ultrasound Guided Injections
“Better Accuracy and Better Effectiveness through Better Technology”
Our doctors are trained and experienced in the use of ultrasound guidance for injections. The ultrasound guidance technology facilitates more accurate delivery of the active substance, providing greater confidence in effectiveness.
Ultrasound guided injections can be used to administer injections to joints or to soft tissue such as tendons or muscle. The service is partly covered by Medicare, so there may be some out of pocket expenses.
Various options using injection therapies for osteoarthritic joints and chronic soft tissue complaints are available. Contact our staff for further information or make an appointment to discuss your options.
Cortisone is a potent anti-inflammatory agent. It is used to treat a wide range of soft tissue inflammatory conditions such as tendonitis or bursitis. Cortisone injections can be administered using ultrasound guidance.