What are some common Physical Therapy practices to treat Arthritis?

aged-arm-cane-40141Expert Physical Therapy with a Doctor of Physical Therapy will tailor an individualized treatment program that emphasizes manual therapy techniques and specific, corrective stretches to reduce the muscle tension and joint restrictions resulting in decompression of the joint, improved mobility, improved postural alignment, and greatly reduced pain. This safe, natural treatment approach also greatly halts the arthritis condition from progressing and worsening.

How do I find the solution that’s right for me?

When seeking a solution to treating Arthritis that is right for you, it is important to go to a Physical Therapy place that applies ‘Best Practice Standards’. Some of those ‘Best Practice Standards’ include:
  1. Working one on one with the same Physical Therapist throughout the rehabilitation program, and who is trained in manual therapy with a sports background.
  2. An award-winning Physical Therapy place
  3. A Physical Therapy place that applies current science and evidence-based treatment techniques that are proven to work
  4. Advanced training in newer manual therapy treatment techniques such as Graston Technique, Dry Needling, and Manipulation.
  5. Positive reputation and reviews from many other people that have experienced success with their group
  6. A place where people are friendly, attentive, and easy to talk to. When in doubt, go to a Physical Therapy place that offers Free Consultations so that you can meet the Physical Therapist that you are thinking about going to for treatment, and make sure that it is a good match.

When do I know it’s time to see a Physical Therapist for my Arthritis?

The best time to treat an Arthritis flare-up is right away. Studies show that receiving early Physical Therapy—less than 14 days from the onset of the painful problem—greatly increases the speed of your relief, and improved mobility & function—It will also save you approximately $2400 in associated healthcare savings in the year. Studies show that putting off treating Arthritis increases the probability of the Arthritis advancing and getting worse, ultimately resulting in more pain and limited function. This in turn increases the likelihood of requiring an invasive treatment solution like surgery, resulting in a longer healing and recovery time and more money.

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