Physiotherapy

What do Physiotherapists do?

We conduct assessments by asking detailed We conduct assessments by asking detailed questions about your symptoms, medical questions about your symptoms, medical history and daily life.

Using specific tests we can then measure Using specific tests we can then measure joint movements, muscle strength, muscle joint movements, muscle strength, muscle length and functional abilities, in order to length and functional abilities, in order to provide you with appropriate treatments provide you with appropriate treatments and advice.

What are the aims of Physiotherapy in Rheumatoid Arthritis?

  • Prevent disability Prevent disability
  • Increase functional capacity Increase functional capacity
  • Improve general fitness Improve general fitness
  • Provide pain relief and education Provide pain relief and education
  • Improve flexibility and strength Improve flexibility and strength
  • Encourage regular exercise Encourage regular exercise

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