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Study Shows How to Relieve OA Pain Inamedicalstudy,83patientswithosteoarthritis wereassignedtoreceiveeitherhands-onphysical therapy(treatmentgroup)orapillthatactuallydid nothing to help their pain without them knowing (placebogroup).Testsweredonetomeasurehow well the people were doing 4 weeks, 8 weeks and 1year later.Theresultswerevery impressivewith the patients who had hands-on physical 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 fasterwithmuch less,orcompletelyresolved 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 inthetreatmentgrouphavingundergone surgery as compared to 20% with the placebo group. If you are suffering from osteoarthritis, our physical therapy treatments relieve your pain. Isn’t ittimeyoudidsomethingaboutyourpainand movement? Call us today to learn more about our ARTHRITIS PROGRAM so we can make a positive difference in your life. Annals of Internal Medicine: February 1, 2000 vol. 132 no. 3 173-181. Gail D. Deyle, MPT; Nancy E. Henderson, PhD, MPT; Robert L. Matekel, MPT; Michael G. Ryder, MPT; Matthew B. Garber, MPT; and Stephen C. Allison,PhD,MPT,ECS

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