Osteoarthritis Physical Therapy
Hands-On, Arthritis Physical Therapy
One-On-One Care. Long-Term Effective Arthritis Pain Relief.
I was in great pain three weeks ago when I started the sessions here at Therapydia, I feel much better, my back pain is gone and I can sit again. More stable, no recurring pain. I have a lot more motion in my right hip and no longer feel that I need surgery. Many thanks to everyone.
After a few weeks of doing the exercises and up to not I have not experienced knee pain and have been able to slowly increase activity. I hope to continue on this path and will be forever grateful for Jason and the advice and guidance provided. Also, Nikki was very helpful not only in clinic but in figuring out my insurance situation, as I know nothing of that world. It was a great experience and I am so thankful for my knee to not be hurting.
By that time I could barely walk the block from my car to the building without crying. Sabrina saved me. She analyzed everything about my stance, walk, and tight muscles to develop a holistic stretching plan from my glutes, and hamstrings, down to the bottoms of my feet. She worked with my eccentricities, such as not wanting to lie on the floor to stretch. She gave me multiple ways to stretch, and ways to stretch while doing regular activities, like watching TV, which have had the added benefit of eliminating ongoing problems with sciatica.
Arthritis Pain Relief
Joints in the body are where two bones meet. When someone develops osteoarthritis (OA), the cartilage that acts as a cushion at the ends of most bones gets worn away causing bone on bone contact. This leads to pain, stiffness and difficulty movement. Osteoarthritis (OA) is degenerative joint disease or ‘wear-and-tear’ arthritis and is the most common type of arthritis.
It’s true that once a joint has undergone arthritic degeneration, the degeneration will not reverse. It is also true that research has shown that physical therapy can help alleviate pain experienced from joints with arthritis and improve the mobility of your affected joints. This includes increasing strength to support arthritis joints and improving overall wellness to perform your daily activities.
Additionally, stiff joints is a common issue people with arthritis experience because they avoid painful movements and this makes matters worse because by not moving their joints, stiffness and pain worsens. By working with a physical therapist, you can learn to move without pain and to avoid joint stiffness.
Arthritis PT Research
Research has shown that manual therapy techniques have helped patients to perform daily activities with less pain. In a 2000 study comparing 2 groups of hip osteoarthritis patients who received a exercise program vs. those who received a manual therapy program, “patients in the manual therapy group had significantly better outcomes on pain, stiffness, hip function, and range of motion.” (Hip OA Study). Another study reached the same conclusion around the effect of manual therapy for knee osteoarthritis patients – patients who received clinical treatments experienced 2-times less pain than those who just exercised at home.
Therapydia physical therapy clinics are known to utilize manual therapy techniques as the foundation of our treatments. Manual therapy techniques include mobilizing joints to allow for greater range of motion. If your pain is hindering your everyday life, you may be wondering if surgery is right for you. We encourage patients to first see a physical therapist prior to going to surgery. Even if you do need to have get surgery in the end, physical therapy may give you more quality time prior to taking that step.
Physical therapists are medical professionals with a graduate degree and clinical experience. They have the ability to examine, diagnose, treat and help prevent conditions that hinder movement. Movement can be anything from getting out of bed to walking around your neighborhood.
- Manual therapy: Increase mobility in your muscles and joints to improve their function, flexibility and strength.
- Oriented muscle mobilizations called “joint glides” are performed manually on specific muscles and knee extensors to restore the full range of their movements.
- Custom exercises: Strengthening muscles surrounding the joint to stabilize weakened joints.
- Patient education: Guided demonstration around proper posture and body mechanics for common daily activities to cushion joints and lessen pain.
During your treatment session, your Therapydia physical therapist will work with you one-on-one to understand what your needs and goals are. Your first appointment is called an initial evaluation and will include a head-to-toe analysis of your biomechanics and movement to pinpoint causes of your pain. Your physical therapist will walk you through your custom set of exercises.
Better Physical Therapy Experience
At Therapydia, our physical therapists offer one-on-one, hands-on arthritis treatment. You’ll spend your entire with one of our expert therapists – we won’t hand you off to a PT assistant or aide. With our manual therapy techniques and custom exercise programs, we’ll help you strengthen your musculature and correct your mechanics to get rid of your pain. We’ll help you understand what’s causing your pain, what you can do to relieve your pain and ways to prevent reoccurring injuries.
Best of all, you’re covered. Oregon is a Direct Access state, meaning you can see a physical therapist without a doctor’s prescription. Therapydia works with and provides billing for most insurance groups and Medicare. We also accept cash payments.
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