physiotherapy can assist in reducing pain from osteoarthritis, it can help teach you to self-manage and can help increase your strength and stability. This ultimately improves your quality of life allowing you to continue to strive to reach your health goals!
The treatments that physiotherapy can offer include:
- Joint mobilisation and soft tissue massage to reduce muscle and joint stiffness and pain
- Heat, either through hydrotherapy or a heat pack, can also relieve pain and encourage healing
- Taping around the joint helps reduce load on painful areas
- Exercise programs improve strength, balance, flexibility and fitness