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.
"You probably dont remember me because I was only in PT a few times and it was several months ago, but I wanted to thank you for giving me some good lessons on the care and feeding of my armwristelbowshoulder I took the exercises that you provided, and still try to do them on a daily basis If I slack off, the overly tight and stiff muscles prod me to get back to a good maintenance regimen Thanks to you, I know how to keep my arms and shoulders healthy so I can get back to surfing, biking, and all the other good playing I like to do"