It can be pretty depressing when you’re diagnosed with osteoarthritis and learn that there is no cure and virtually no way to restore the damaged joint. Hope is not lost, however. Physical therapy can be a very effective option to help manage arthritis symptoms.
The purpose of physical therapy is to maintain mobility, plus strengthen the affected joint(s). In their treatment guidelines, the American College of Rheumatology recommends physical therapy in combination with supervised exercise to manage knee or hip osteoarthritis. Here are some of the benefits that physical therapy can offer:
Learn more about how physical therapy can help with your arthritis by scheduling an appointment at The Smith Clinic for Physical Therapy today!