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Introduction & Purpose

Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common joint disease and the leading cause of disability in older adults.1 Physical therapy (PT) offers many benefits for patients with OA. Unfortunately, the long-term outcomes for these patients even after receiving PT treatment may be inadequate.2-7

As a profession, we need to continue to explore treatment strategies to improved quality of life. Behavioral Graded Activity (BGA) could be a treatment strategy to utilize.