How can Physiotherapy help in Arthritis?
Arthritis is a disease or disorder that causes an inflammation and stiffness in the joints. It can vary from autoimmune diseases to degenerative or traumatic arthritis. Some common symptoms of arthritic joints are swelling, pain, stiffness and decrease in range of motion. The pain can be mild, moderate or severe depending on the level of arthritis.
Physiotherapy is the key to the treatment and management of arthritis. Our team of professional physiotherapist focuses on the reduction of pain, swelling and stiffness along with increasing the level of movement and range of motion. Our therapies also focus on enhancing the endurance of the human body. We work together with our patient through exercise programs and other techniques in order to build their strength and maximize their function. We aim to reduce the inflammation & pain in affected areas making it easy for our patients to live their life independently.
We treat arthritis symptomatically in its acute stage and rehabilitate the patient to their need and requirements for the day-to-day activities and a comfortable lifestyle. We also help them pursue their recreational sports and other such activities.
Physical Activity & Exercise
We design a customized program of specific exercises as per our patients’ individual requirements that are less stressful and apply less compression on their joints that are affected by Arthritis.
Muscle Strengthening Activities
Strengthening the muscles takes pressure off the joints and therefore it must be done under the professional guidance. We train our patients with the exercises that work on all the major muscle groups of their body.
People affected with arthritis have often fallen and they live with a fear of falling again. We help our patients by undertaking several balance-oriented exercises to help them regain the control of their body and balance well.
Consistency is the Key
We advise our patients to start low and slow. Step by step moving further to the next level of exercises and activities helps in strengthening the body and gaining the full control of it that can last for a longer period of time.
Source : Physio 2 Fitness