A physical therapist can help someone with arthritis get moving safely and effectively. Physical therapy focuses on the body’s ability to move. Movement can be anything from getting in and out of chairs to climbing stairs, walking in your neighborhood, playing a sport or doing recreational activities.
Goals of physical therapy in arthritis include improving the mobility and restoring the use of affected joints, increasing strength to support the joints, and maintaining fitness and the ability to perform daily activities.
What can a Physical Therapist Do for You?
We develop an individualized plan of exercises to improve flexibility, strength, coordination, and balance to achieve optimal physical function.
The goal of a physical therapy session is to help you feel better in your everyday life, such as performing a certain exercise, or how to best use hot/cold compresses at home. We identify your specific needs and physical functions and give you strategies for care that you can do at home.
Let us know your goals such as getting in and out of your car without pain, raising up on your toes or raising your arms to reach, taking a walk or performing a job without pain. We will work with you to develop a plan for you to achieve your goals.