Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common type of arthritis. OA is a disease of the whole joint that leads to breakdown of joint cartilage and the underlying bone. If pain and stiffness are impacting your daily activities physiotherapy can help you gain mobility and finds ways to manage your pain.
Physiotherapy can help by
Correcting your movement patterns and daily routine so your joints experience less impact during movements
Relieving your pain through a combination of therapeutic modalities, manual techniques and education
Providing treatments including manual therapy and soft tissue mobilization to decrease your stiffness and gain joint mobility
Helping you stay active by educating you on activity modifications and energy conservation to reduce your fatigue
Designing a progressive exercise program to increase you strength and mobility
Assessing your need for assistive and adaptive devices that may reduce the stress placed on joints