Research shows that exercise and physical therapy play a key role in treating arthritis and preventing recurring pain and treating injury. Manual physical therapy is a comprehensive therapy approach that includes assessment, treatment, and prevention. Proper treatment promotes strength, flexibility, and endurance—the three keys to sustained well-being. At Oasis Physical Therapy, your 99338 arthritis physical therapy office, we maintain that exercise and/or manual and movement therapy should be a part of every patient’s treatment. Whether you recently injured yourself, require rehabilitation after surgery, or are suffering from arthritis and pain, physical therapy is a non-invasive modality that restores function, strength, balance, and diminishes the cause of your pain.
Two of the most prevalent types of arthritis are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. The common arthritis symptoms of pain and stiffness are usually caused by degenerative joint arthritis (osteoarthritis) while rheumatoid arthritis is a progressive disease with symptoms of tender, stiff, and swollen joints. RA often starts in smaller joints, like fingers, and gradually progresses to larger joint structures. Patients suffering from arthritis can benefit from many aspects of physical therapy. At 99338 arthritis therapy, our expert physical therapists will assist you with improved joint function, increased muscle strength, and improved fitness level. Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common chronic condition of the joints, affecting approximately 27 million Americans. It is a condition our skilled physical therapists have vast experience treating. OA can affect any joint, but it occurs most often in knees, hips, lower back and neck, small joints of the fingers and the bases of the thumb and big toe. In healthy joints, a firm, rubbery material called cartilage covers the end of each bone. This cartilage allows the joint to smoothly glide during movement and acts as a cushion between the bones. In OA, the cartilage breaks down, causing pain, swelling and problems moving the joint. As OA worsens over time, bones may break down and develop growths called bone spurs.
At Oasis Physical Therapy, our care continues long after your scheduled appointments. The 99338 arthritis physical therapists offer lectures and seminars to help educate our patients about injury prevention and health maintenance. Our community outreach is another indicator of our commitment to your health. Our clinics provide patients and the general community the opportunity to get information incorporating best practice principles and prevention techniques for varying types of injuries and illnesses free of charge. Each monthly seminar features a different guest speaker whose expertise ranges according to the topic. Some of the topics include preventing sports injuries for children, or post-surgical rehabilitation physical therapy techniques. We offer a broad spectrum of topics that our patients want to hear. So if you need physical therapy services and want to be seen by compassionate, knowledgeable therapists, make an appointment today.