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Physical Therapy for Arthritis

How Health Loft Can Help With Arthritis

Arthritis doesn’t discriminate, and unfortunately this painful joint disease can affect people of all ages and walks of life. Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis, causing pain and stiffness through the wearing away of cartilage in the joints.

Polyarthritis is a severe form of the disease that occurs when you have five or more joints with arthritis. If you are experiencing significant discomfort or pain in your finger joints or hands, knees, hips, or spine, physical therapy for arthritis may be a viable treatment option for you to achieve joint pain relief.

Start Physical Therapy at Health Loft in Chicago

We have found the best way for treating arthritic pain requires a multi-pronged approach – exploring strength, mobility, posture, general health, and education on how to best perform your daily activities.

Treating Arthritis

Arthritis affects many different people, so we treat it in many different ways. Before beginning your arthritis treatment, your PT will get to know you and your goals for treatment. Your physical therapist will then examine you to get a baseline of your function, mobility, strength and overall health so we can devise a plan just for you.

Movement and strength training are two of the most effective treatments for reducing arthritis joint pain, and we will use those methods in your individualized plan to give you the results you desire.

Reduce Arthritis Pain

  • Lose excess weight to decrease stress on joints
  • Participate in aquatic exercises to reduce joint pressure while increasing mobility
  • Incorporate physical movement into your daily routine to bring fluid to your joints and reduce pain

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Physical Therapy Treatments we offer:

Taping

  • Kiniesio Tape
  • Rock Tape
  • Athletic Tape

Specialty Services

  • Blood Flow Restriction Training
  • Dry Needling

Manual Therapy

  • Strain/Counterstrain
  • Myofascial Release (MFR)
  • Soft Tissue Mobilization (STM)
  • Muscle Energy Techniques
  • Graston
  • Asytm Therapy
  • Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue
  • Mobilization
  • Active Release Techniques
  • Joint Mobilizations
  • HVLA manipulation

Movement Analysis:

  • Shoulder Movement Analysis
  • Lifting Analysis

Postural Retraining

  • Sitting
  • Standing
  • Work Place

Specialty Approaches

  • Maitland
  • IPA Approach
  • Mckenzie Approach

Education

  • Sport Specific Training

Exercise Program 

  • Warm-up/Cool Down Program
  • Strength/Stretching Program
  • Digital Exercise Program

For more specific advice, tips, and exercises, check out our Articles and Instagram page. To schedule an assessment of your arthritic pain with one of our physical therapists in Chicago, IL you can call (312) 374 – 5399 or schedule an appointment online.

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