Osteoarthritis is a condition that affects the everyday life of millions of people. The notion that osteoarthritis cannot be managed and that we should accept it when it limits our ability to do the things we love to do is unacceptable. The Arthritis Foundation recommends regular exercise for those patients suffering from disabling arthritis. Osteoarthritis can limit a person’s ability to perform everyday tasks, leisure activities, and in some cases it can threaten an individual’s independence.
Arthitis rehabilitation is a safe and very successful way to help manage some of the symptoms of arthritis, but most importantly, it will teach a person how to manage and deal with their arthritis in the future. Our therapy staff focuses on self-management of pain, and increased function of the arthritis patient. Individual goals are set for each patient based on why they want to manage their arthritis. (See our Aquatic Therapy section for more information on rehabilitation for arthritis.)