“I Have Arthritis, What Should I Do?”
- Posted on: Dec 5 2014
While technological advancements and improvements in the medical field continue to evolve, patients (and clinicians) are striving for better outcomes. However, with social media and TV ‘doctors’ attempting to fill headlines and airtime, several preliminary interventions can become exposed to the public without having strong evidence supporting their effectiveness.
Fortunately, a growing body of evidence continues to support the improvement of function, pain, and patient satisfaction with treatments such as physical therapy including exercise and manual therapy. And, there is plenty of research to back it up.
In short, progressive exercise and manual therapy performed three times per week with a physical therapist can be beneficial for patients with knee and hip arthritis. In addition, if someone is unable to tolerate traditional land based therapy, aquatic therapy appears to be a valuable alternative. Please feel free to click the highlighted link to see the research articles and abstracts.