Arthritis, or “wear and tear” is a common part of ageing for many people. It can also occur in younger people, after injury to a joint. It can affect any joint in your body, often the shoulder, hip, knee, ankle and foot, thumbs and fingers.
Traditionally, people accepted arthritis and the pain and disability that comes with it as an inevitable part of ageing. Physiotherapy can greatly help to reduce the symptoms of arthritis, and maintain the function of the joint. Treatment aims at reducing the pain and swelling, improving the strength and flexibility of the affected area, and getting you back to normal activity.
This can improve the outcome of your surgery and speed up the recovery process. The stronger and fitter you are going into a joint replacement surgery, the better you will be coming out of it.
In order to get the maximum benefit from your hip/knee/joint replacement, the muscles around the joint must be working properly. At Able Bodies Physiotherapy, we can help to alleviate post-operative pain, and prescribe the best exercises for you to do
Able Bodies Physiotherapy can help those who may have experienced a fall or near miss. As we age our balance can decrease for many different reasons. At Able Bodies Physiotherapy, we can identify things that may put you at risk of falling and advise you on how to decrease this week.