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Managing Osteoarthritis at Home

By : on : September 26, 2017 comments : (Comments Off on Managing Osteoarthritis at Home)

Osteoarthritis affects roughly 27 million people in the United States. Since many of these individuals are older and unable to drive, going to physical therapy at a doctor’s office can be difficult.

Fortunately, ProHealth offers in-home physical therapy which allows patients to easily manage their osteoarthritis at home.

By scheduling in-home physical therapy visits, patients receive the physical therapy they need to properly manage and alleviate their joint pain. ProHealth’s in-home physical therapists even bring all the necessary tools to complete your individualized routine, so there’s no need to purchase extra equipment.

Since osteoarthritis commonly affects weight-bearing joints such as the knees, hips and spine, ProHealth’s physical therapists create individualized routines to focus on improving the flexibility of these joints. They also work on strengthening the surrounding muscles so the join receives extra support. Both these items can help alleviate the pain associated with osteoarthritis.

Many patients also experience some weight loss after starting therapy, which can reduce joint pain and improve a patient’s overall health.

To learn more about in-home physical therapy or other forms of in-home physician care from ProHealth, send us a message or give us a call at 877-511-9739.

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