How can physical therapy help?

Joint stiffness, difficulty moving, joint cracking, creaking or crunching, and pain that is relieved with rest are typical symptoms of arthritis. Physical therapist treatment has proven to be an effective treatment and may help you avoid surgery and the use of prescription painkillers. We will:

  • Observe what activities are difficult for you.
  • Design an individualized exercise program to address your specific needs and improve your movement.
  • Use manual (hands-on) physical therapy to improve the movement of the affected joint.

The best way to slow the onset or progression of arthritis is to choose a healthy lifestyle and participate in regular physical activity or exercise programs. Your physical therapist can help you accomplish these goals.