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RELIEVING LOWBACK, HIP & KNEE ARTHRITIS “Reach Your Goals With No Limits!”

Do you suffer from back, knee or hip pain? It is possible you may have osteoarthritis in those joints. Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common condition of the joints, affecting approximately 27 million Americans. With OA, there isabreakdown in thecartilagecovering theendsofbones.As the cartilagewearsaway,thebonesbecomeexposedandrubagainsteachother. Thedeteriorationofcartilagealsoaffects theshapeandmakeupof the joint so that it no longer functions smoothly.The ligaments and tendons around the jointbecomestiffand themuscles thatsupport the jointbecomeweak. This leads to even more painful rubbing of the joint surfaces. There are many studies and patient success stories promoting the effectiveness of physical therapy and occupational therapy for osteoarthritis. Our expert therapists at WAPT are trained specifically in treating patients suffering from osteoarthritis and work to obtain optimal results. Study Shows How to Relieve OA Pain In a medical study, 83 patients with osteoarthritis were assigned to receive either hands-on therapy (treatment group) or a pill that actually did nothing to help their pain without them knowing (placebo group).Tests were done to measure how well the people were doing 4 weeks, 8 weeks

and 1 year later. The results were very impressive with the patients who had hands-on physical therapy and occupational therapy combined with gentle, specific exercises.They showed significant improvements in their pain, mobility and function. By 8 weeks, patients were able to walk further and faster with much less, or completely resolved pain. Their joint stiffness, aches and mobility had improved by 55% as compared to the group who had no treatment. At one year, patients in the treatment group still were doing great in terms of less pain and more mobility. Other benefits included less need for surgery with only 5% of patients in the treatment group having undergone surgery as compared to 20% with the placebo group. If you are suffering from osteoarthritis, our physical therapy and occupational therapy treatments relieve your pain. Isn’t it time you did something about your pain and movement? Call us today at WAPT to learn more about our Arthritis Program so we can make a positive difference in your life. Annalsof InternalMedicine:February1,2000vol.132no.3173-181.GailD.Deyle,MPT;NancyE.Henderson, PhD,MPT;RobertL.Matekel,MPT;MichaelG.Ryder,MPT;MatthewB.Garber,MPT;andStephenC.Allison, PhD,MPT,ECS

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