Arthritis & Osteoarthritis
Arthritis is inflammation of a joint due to wear and tear. Rheumatoid arthritis generally affects multiple joints and requires a systemic approach to treat it appropriately.
Advice on joint care
Referral to and communication with other professionals in rheumatology, occupational therapists etc.
This usually affects single joints and often results from injury or repetitive use/disuse over years and responds well to mobilisation, strengthening and control of inflammation and pain.
Physiotherapists are specialised in the prescription of exercise to promote joint health and longevity