Arthritis

Strategies for taking control of sore muscles and joints.

It Doesn't Have to be Inevitable

Almost every adult will eventually experience some type of arthritis as they age. Arthritis comprises over 100 different diseases and conditions. The most common of these are osteoarthritis, gout, rheumatoid arthritis, and fibromyalgia.

Many of these conditions can be managed conservatively with exercise and joint protection techniques, but some require sophisticated medication or surgical management. Our clinicians see numerous advanced arthritics following surgery or for adaptive treatments, but a growing impact is evolving from our contributions to the “early” arthritic patient.

How We Can Help

Therapy can be highly effective in giving patients relief from the daily discomfort they feel, and allow for independent functional activities. At Concorde Therapy Group, we offer essential help for many patients who are battling these chronic conditions. We’ve had great success in helping patients delay or avoid surgical management through a combination of strengthening, range of motion, joint mobilization and splinting/bracing.

Our management starts with a thorough assessment to determine the severity of your arthritis and how it has affected your strength, mobility and quality of life. From there, we can develop a personalized therapy program that is designed to help you:

  • Relieve pain and inflammation
  • Reduce joint stiffness
  • Increase mobility and muscle strength
  • Improve your activity tolerance

Your program may include stretching and strengthening exercises, as well as massage and other therapeutic modalities to relieve pain and inflammation. And it’s all delivered by a dedicated team of physical therapy providers in a highly motivating and supportive environment.

Long-Term Management

Any therapy program is meant to help you change your lifestyle. With arthritis, there is no short-term solution. Your therapist will also be able to help you with the establishment of a home routine, so you can continue to work toward your goals at home or at the gym.

Our Transitional Fitness Program is designed to help you to continue the work you have started throughout your course of therapy. Ongoing exercise can reduce the pain of arthritis while improving your muscular strength, helping to reduce the instance of arthritis in the future.