DOAR: Relieve Arthritis Pain

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There are many studies and patient success stories promoting the effectiveness of physical therapy for osteoarthritis. Our expert therapists 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 physical 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 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 treatments relieve your pain. Isn’t it time you did something about your pain and movement? Call us today 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

Occupational Therapy: What is it and what should I expect?

As an Occupational Therapy patient, you will receive an individualized assessment. Your occupational therapist will ask you a number of questions about your specific condition and will thoroughly examine your problem or condition. Attention will be given to how you use your body at work, home, during sports, and at leisure.

Once your assessment is complete, your occupational therapist will develop a plan of care designed for your specific type of problem. This plan may consist of: • Customized treatment programs to improve your ability to perform daily activities • Recommendations for adaptations to your home and job site • Performance skills assessments and treatment • Adaptive equipment recommendations and usage training • Guidance to family members and caregivers as appropriate

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