Family: The Next Step To Treat Arthritis Pain

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“It’s Easy To Stay Active After The Age Of 31!” THE NEXT STEP TO TREAT ARTHRITIS PAIN

There are many studies and patient success stories promoting the effectiveness of physical therapy for osteoarthritis. Our expert therapists at Family Physical Therapy are trained specifically in treating patients suffering from osteoarthritis and work to obtain optimal results. Study Shows How to Relieve OA Pain Inamedicalstudy,83patientswithosteoarthritiswereassigned toreceive either hands-on physical therapy (treatment group) or a pill that actually didnothing tohelp theirpainwithout themknowing (placebogroup).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 combined with gentle, specific exercises. Theyshowedsignificant improvements in theirpain,mobility andfunction. 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 improvedby55%ascompared to thegroupwhohadno treatment.Atone year,patients in the treatmentgroupstillweredoinggreat in termsof less painandmoremobility.Otherbenefits included lessneed forsurgerywith 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 treatments relieve your pain. Isn’t it time you did something about your pain and movement? Call us today at Family PhysicalTherapy to learn more about ourARTHRITISPROGRAMsowecanmakeapositivedifference inyour 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 StephenC.Allison,PhD,MPT,ECS “ Women experience three-quarters of all hip fractures. Staying active across the lifespan can reduce your risk of fractures, falls, and osteoporosis! ” -

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