What is Arthritis?
Arthritis is painful inflammation and swelling of the joints. The most common affected joints are hips, knees, hands and spine.
The benefits of early diagnosis and physical therapy
People with arthritis will often avoid exercise due to pain. However physical therapy will help patients maintain joint mobility and range of motion. A individualized therapy plan can help patients to gradually increase stronger muscles to help stabilize weakened joints, work out stiffness and increase range of motion.
Physical therapy, apart from significantly improving function and reducing pain, has been shown to delay the need for surgical intervention in advanced cases. Arthritis patients who are physically active generally enjoy better health, are happier, live longer, experience improvements in pain, sleep, day-to-day functioning and general energy levels
Warm Water Aquatic Therapy for Arthritis Patents
The Southern Ontario Medical Rehabilitation and Aquatic Centre partners with the Arthritis Society to support those who are living with arthritis and fibromyalgia. Through our education clinics and warm water aquatic therapy programs – patients learn about :
*pain management coping techniques
* nutrition tips
*and – enjoy a warm water pool therapy class.
The benefits of warm water aquatic therapy and exercise program for Arthritis patients are:
• Decrease your pain
• Strengthen your muscles
• Increase your bone strength
• Help to ease your stiffness
• Improve movement in your joints
• Increase your ability to do daily activities
• Increase your fitness level
• Improve your sleep
• Improve your balance
• Decrease your risk of falls
• Keep your heart healthy
• Help you lose weight and decrease the strain on your joints
Contact us at 905-337-7342 to join our clinics and warm water therapy classes.