Kinect PT. 4 Ways To Treat Arthritis


Are you nervous or anxious about fitness with arthritis? Sports and exercise can actually slow down and relieve arthritis symptoms!

Breaking the Cycle of Arthritis Pain Are you suffering from the aches and pains of arthritis? Does exercise seem near impossible with the stiffness and discomfort you feel in your joints? Exercise and physical activity generate positive health effects, especially for thosesuffering frommusculoskeletal diseases such as osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis. While it may be difficult to get started, physical therapy treatments and gentle exercises can help ease your pain and get your body moving, so you can get back into living an active lifestyle. For more information on how our treatments can help with your arthritis pain, give our office a call today! How will physical therapy help my arthritis? Our physical therapy treatments are focused on long-term relief, making them more effective than pain- killing drugs that can only provide pain relief in the short-term. With our specialized treatment plans, you will also learn positive habit-forming behaviors for staying active even after your treatments are complete. This concept is known as “Behavioral Exercise Therapy,” and is designed to promote physical activity in an encouraging manner. By building and strengthening your physical abilities, you will feel more confident in your exercise regimens, thus increasing your likelihood of continuing said exercises on your own. While physical therapy treatments are primarily focused on restoring your body to its normal function, you will also work closely with your physical therapist to achieve personal goals. For example, perhaps your goal is to be able to take a walk around your neighborhood once again without your knees aching, or perhaps you’d like to be able to start jogging once again. Your physical therapist will help get you there! Don’t wait for relief! Our physical therapy treatment programs are comprised of three categories: 1) physical exercise and training,2) learning/education,and3)experience.Wewillprovideyouwith the resourcesyouneed toachieve your goals and maintain an active lifestyle, despite the frustrations of arthritis. If you are suffering from arthritis and you want to get started on the path toward long-lasting pain relief, schedule a consultation with one of our physical therapists today! Don’t wait to reclaim your life – let us help you do so. Pfeifer,K. (2016).SP0201sportandexercise forarthritispatients.Annalsof theRheumaticDiseases,75,48.doi: annrheumdis-2016-eular.6224

Two-Minute Exercises to Target Specific Areas of Arthritis Pain If you struggle to complete these exercises, contact the clinic nearest you today to schedule an evaluation.

Knee Support Ball squeeze between knees, 5 second squeezes, for 60 total seconds. Seated straight leg raise for 30 seconds for each leg. Muscle Pain and Stiffness. Diaphragmatic breathing, or deep, belly breathing, for 30 to 60 seconds. Hamstring stretch for 30 seconds. Calf stretch for 30 seconds.

Hip and Thigh Muscles Marching in place for 30 to 60 seconds. Walking forward and backward, 10 steps each way. Upper Body Range of Motion: Work arms and back by moving your arms on a table top as if you’re doing the breast stroke. Continue for 60 seconds. Wrist circles, wrist bends (up and down), and open and closed fingers for 10 seconds each.


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