How much do you know about arthritis? Arthritis is the leading cause of disability in the U.S., and affects three-quarters of people over age 60.
The most common types of arthritis affect joints in the fingers, knees, feet, ankles, hips, back, and shoulders. Symptoms can include pain, stiffness, swelling, and difficulty moving a joint.
Bon Secours Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine’s Response to Arthritis
Individualized treatment programs are developed based on an initial evaluation performed by a multidisciplinary treatment team which includes licensed, experienced physical therapists, and regular communication with referring physicians.
Arthritis rehabilitation program goals
- Improve mobility, strength, and endurance
- Increase functional skills
- Reduce pain, stiffness, and discomfort
- Improve knowledge and understanding of the disease process
- Improve quality of life
- Independence with Joint Protection Techniques
Physical therapy is a non-invasive treatment of arthritis
- Therapeutic Exercises
- Modalities (heat, cold, hydrotherapy)
- Self-help Devices
- Functional Skills Training
- Pain Management
- Joint Protection (Bracing and Splinting)
- Energy Conservation
- Stress Management
- Patient/Family Education
Contact any of our locations in the Richmond area for more information on arthritis rehabilitation.