福斯特等人（2014）在这项研究中认为，物理治疗LED运动是更有效的老年人患有骨关节炎。患者坚持正常的个性化运动计划被认为是少。在这方面，福斯特等（2014）进行了试点研究，在初级保健与约500名成人。45岁或以上的参与者被分配到三个随机对照试验。主要结果为1）疼痛感到个人和2）的功能，作者希望建立基于物理疗法的干预措施，将解决他们。此外，理疗为基础的干预措施将增加患者的依从性。事实上，它可能会减少一些病人的手术需要。turkiewicz，et al.。（2014）分析骨性关节炎需要解决的危险因素。斯科讷医疗登记，瑞典被作者用来收集在斯科讷地区居民，45岁或以上的数据。这些患者的数据收集的膝关节，髋关节，手，或其他部位的骨关节炎的某种形式。这是根据自己2034年的样本数据估计，至少有一个额外的26 000人每100万人有45以上会咨询治疗骨关节炎的疼痛相关的保健医生（turkiewicz，et al，2014）。在这样一个背景下的物理治疗师的干预对降低手术护理的意义（Foster等人，2014）将不仅是健康有效的，这将是成本有效的。
Svendson et al (2014) in their research discuss the effects of physiotherapeutic interventions in the context of patients who underwent orthopaedic surgery. Svendson et al (2014) research study evaluated for how physiotherapy exercises combined with medical care reduced postoperative disabilities for arthroscopic subacromial decompression. It was noted that an individualized physiotherapy regime mixed with occupational medical assistance was seen to be more effective. The authors call this the Shoulder Intervention Project SIP (Svendson et al, 2014). It presents a model for rehabilitation in the case of surgical shoulder patients. This research is significant for the report because it highlights the need for physiotherapeutic intervention in reducing post operative disabilities.
Foster et al (2014) in this research argue that physiotherapy led exercise is more effective for older adults that have osteoarthritis. Patient adherence to normal individualized exercise programs was seen to be less. In this context Foster et al (2014) conducted a pilot study with around 500 adults in primary care. Participants that were 45 years or older were assigned to three randomized control trials. With primary outcomes being 1) pain felt by the individual and 2) the functionality, the authors hope to establish that physiotherapy based interventions will solve them. In addition physiotherapy based interventions will increase adherence for patients. In fact it might reduce the need for surgery for some patients. Turkiewicz, et al. (2014) has analysed the need to address risk factors in the case of osteoarthritis. The Skane Healthcare Register, Sweden was used by the authors to collect data on Skane region residents that were 45 years or older. Each of these patient data collected had some form of osteoarthritis of the knee, hip, hand, or other locations. It was estimated according to their sample data for the year 2034, that at least an additional 26 000 individuals per 1 million population who are above 45 would have consulted a physician for osteoarthritis pain related care (Turkiewicz, et al, 2014). In such a context the significance of physiotherapist interventions in reducing surgical care (Foster et al, 2014) would not only be health effective, it will be cost effective also.