Have Arthritis? Apparently You Need a Physical Therapist.
Tuesday, March 30, 2010 at 6:26PM
Mark Schwall in Evidence, Evidence Based Practice, Patient Information, Surgery, Drugs or Us, arthritis, exercise

I Saw this piece on this evening's news cast from WABC in NY and felt it was definitely worth sharing.  As this news piece and the accompanying article point out, medication might make you feel better but physical therapy can in many cases make you better and allow you to continue or resume your desired activities.  According to a recent report in the Journal Arthritis Care and Research 80% of patients with Osteoarthritis of the knee who received physical therapy including exercise improved significantly. 

As a colleague of is so fond of saying, "You have surgery, you have drugs or you have us."  If your arthritis is preventing you from doing the things you want to do, maybe it is time to give "us" a shot.

 

Article originally appeared on Future Physical Therapy (http://www.futureptnj.com/).
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