Arthritis is a joint disorder causing inflammation in one or more joints. Arthritis-related problems include pain, stiffness, inflammation and damage to joint cartilage and surrounding structures. At Physio Plus we can assist you through your rehabiliation protocol following joint replacements.
Arthritis can result in joint weakness, instability and deformities that can interfere with the most basic daily tasks such as walking, driving a car and preparing food.
Chartered Physiotherapy plays an important role in managing the symptoms of arthritis. It can help you to remain active and maintain independence through improving your mobility, strength and flexibility.
Physiotherapists have a detailed understanding of joint structure & function. At PhysioPlus our approach to arthritis treatment & management entails identifying potential causes of joint arthritis.
Physiotherapists can devise simple exercise programmes that you can practise at home to help you build your strength and flexibility.
The goal of physiotherapy interventions is to improve movement patterns, avoid progression of joint arthritis.
If physio is applied at an early enough stage then the pain & clicking associated with arthritis can be reduced or eliminated in some cases.
Exercise is especially important for people with arthritis. It can help to reduce pain and increase mobility
Physiotherapy assessment will incorporate an assessment of your posture, movement & walking or running patterns. Orthopaedic tests will also be used to identify the source of the pain joint. This will determine the probable outcome of the physio interventions & the likely long-term prognosis.
This examination will be followed by advice and the provision of a personalised treatment plan. This may include exercise, postural advice, what is safe to do & what should be avoided and education & movement re-education.
There are many forms of arthritis, the three most common causes are Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis and Psoriatic Arthritis.
At PhysioPlus, we can assist you through your rehabilitation protocol following joint replacements. We will liaise with you consultant regarding any special considerations post surgery.