A 46-year-old female patient who had suffered knee pain for a month completed a Phio Access assessment and was signposted to Phio Engage for self-management with a guided rehabilitation programme. Mechanical knee pain is the second most common MSK condition seen within primary care.
The patient completed the Phio Engage online assessment mid-afternoon in 50 minutes — taking a break part way through.
- The patient reported a small amount of local knee swelling, with no long limb pain, sensory disturbance, heat or redness.
- She rated her pain level as 6/10.
- She stated that the pain reduced with rest and was worse when kneeling, climbing stairs or getting out of a chair.
Based on her responses during the assessment, the patient was signposted to self-management using Phio Engage.
- The patient set two goals: being able to kneel down as a primary goal and being able to stretch her legs as a secondary goal. She scored both as 3/10 (with 0 being unable to do a task and 10 to complete perfectly).
- She progressed through the six-stage programme of guided exercises over a period of 14 weeks (99 days).
- The patient completed 95 daily and 13 weekly assessments during the programme.
- On daily assessments during the first six weeks, she reported the occasional small, non-clinical increase in pain and morning stiffness.
- She also used the chat function to talk directly to a clinician over the first two months, discussing step target, use of a knee support, supplements, lifestyle advice and to inform of improving symptoms.