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ARTHRITIS MANAGEMENT PROGRAM

A joint disorder that causes inflammation in one or more joints is common in adults over 65 years. But it can affect people of all ages. It is a restricting condition that limits movement and causes pain in the joints.

Physiotherapy is key to the treatment and management of arthritis. It helps in the reduction of pain and stiffness and improves the movement and range of motion.

There are many different ways we can reduce the inflammation and Pain through Physiotherapy. Some of the methods we use are:

  • Joint Mobilisation
  • Exercise Prescription
  • Electrotherapy Modalities
  • Traction
  • Frequency Specific Microcurrent
  • Myofascial Release
  • Trigger Point Therapy
  • Supports/aids
  • Foot wear modification
  • Education

Our therapists work with the patient through exercise programmes and other techniques to build their strength and maximize their function so that they can remain independent. Our Physiotherapists also aim to reduce the inflammation in affected areas as well as focusing on strategies to control pain and stiffness. With the information obtained from the patient, a treatment program is developed, goals are set and the treatment duration is decided.