Physical Therapy treatment for arthritis, can address multiple impairments including loss of motion, strength deficits, and pain. Therapy employs exercise, manual therapy techniques, joint protection instruction and bracing as well as the use of modalities such as ultrasound, electrical stimulation, heat and ice as needed. Our physical therapists can also provide assistance with weight reduction, which has been shown to improve arthritis pain.
Physical therapy is commonly used both before and after arthritis related surgeries and at times may be able to assist with postponing or preventing the need for surgical interventions.
We also offer specific treatment programs (known as Prehab) to prepare individuals for joint replacement surgery and work to support a speedy and successful recovery. These visits provide an overview of the rehabilitation process and introduce you to exercise, assistive device use and other precautions that may be necessary after your surgery.
"I started with Michael Williams and support staff in 2005 suffering with spinal problems and pain Michael helped me in many ways be it therapy movements, exercises or things to do at home to help alleviate the extensive pain Following 2stage spine surgery in 2006, I returned to Michael for therapy and wellness exercise guidance Throughout the ensuing years, I have returned to the wellness program always benefiting from the wise guidance of Michael and dedicated staffJanuary 2012 brought my rotator cuff repair surgery and I again returned to San Luis Sports Therapy Jason Godfrey was my physical therapist and, as Michael, did an outstanding job in therapy care, in expediting my rehab then, subsequently, directing an excellent wellness program for ongoing improvement The strongly committed and patient staff continues to guide my exercise programThrough the years, I have been impressed with the high level of expertise and enthusiasm Michael generates as he cares for the clients Jasons knowledge and personable interactions with the clients is equally impressive and coupled with Michaels many attributes, creates an excellent balance for staff and clients alike"