Treament of arthritis to maximize independence
While there are numerous treatment options, rehabilitation can make a real difference in arthritis pain relief and coping skills. Our arthritis rehabilitation program focuses on:
• Learning about the disease process and ways to manage symptoms and pain
• Increasing mobility, strength, flexibility and dexterity
• Learning/practicing to protect joints and pace activities during daily tasks (grooming, dressing and driving), chores and work
• Maximizing independence
In some cases, doctors may recommend joint replacement surgery for more severe arthritis conditions. In these instances, we can help a patient by providing pre-surgical strengthening and conditioning of the affected area(s), which is proven to aid in recovery. Post-surgery therapy helps the patient regain maximum use of the affected joints. Ongoing physical therapy keeps the joints strong.