Arthritis is a condition that can affect anyone at any age. About 10 million people a year visit their GP with joint problems that affect their mobility and function. People with arthritis often have pain, swelling and restricted joint movement. Research has demonstrated that physiotherapy for arthritis can help.
At Plains Physiotherapy we regularly see people with arthritis in different joints. First, we take time to assess and understand your problem and how it impacts on your life. We then formulate a customised treatment plan to manage your condition, which may include hands-on treatments, strengthening and mobilising exercises. We’ll help you understand what’s happening to your joints and muscles and show you how to modify your everyday activities to help you stay active. We may liaise with your doctor and/or consultant when appropriate.