Suffering joint pain? You shouldn’t have to……

If you are experiencing soreness, stiff knees, hips, back, neck, shoulders, ankles, hands or feet chances are you may have a degree of degeneration in a particular joint. This wear and tear of the cartilage is termed osteoarthritis (OA). Many people live with pain for long periods completely unnecessarily

Here at Back to Health there is a lot our Physiotherapists can do you for you, your relative or friend/s with arthritis. Physiotherapy, is a non-invasive treatment option in the management of osteoarthritis encompassing a number of modalities. (1)

Specific joint mobilisation, soft tissue therapy, strapping, Scenar therapy, orthotic prescription and pain free specific exercises combined with important education on other aspects of cartilage degeneration is the best way to decrease pain, improve functioning and manage OA. (1)

Simply doing the CORRECT exercises prescribed to you specifically by one of our Physio’s 3 x per week can decrease your pain and improve your daily functioning. (2)

Physiotherapy before a hip joint replacement will decrease your recovery time and give you a better long-term result. (3)

And its not just hips and knees that benefit from Physiotherapy. We get fantastic results for people with back and neck arthritis. Degenerative spines also respond very well to a number of treatments including hands on treatment and careful, specific strengthening exercises.

If you have a stiff or sore joint don’t just think that painkillers or an operation are your only options. Come in to Back to Health Physiotherapy and let us help you get rid of pain and stiffness long term!

To make an appointment call 9997 4970 or book online.

 

  1. Physiotherapy management of knee osteoarthritis C J. PAGE et al, 2011 International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases. Vol 14, Issue 2, pages 145–151, May 2011
  2. Impact of Exercise Type and Dose on Pain and Disability in Knee Osteoarthritis: A Systematic Review and Meta-Regression Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials
  3. Juhl et al, 2014 by the American College of Rheumatology. Arthritis & Rheumatology. Vol 66, Issue 3, pages 622–636, March 2014
  4. Does Exercise Reduce Pain and Improve Physical Function Before Hip or Knee Replacement Surgery? A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0003999312008970 – item1 S. D. Gill, H McBurney,

 

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