Arthritis Management

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Arthritis is a significant health issue in the U.S. The Arthritis Foundation states that rheumatoid arthritis affects 1.3 million Americans, osteoarthritis affects 27 million Americans, and 300,000 children have some form of juvenile arthritis.

HHCRN Hand Therapy Arthritis Management BannerResearch suggests that rehabilitation intervention and exercise can have a profound impact on function and pain management. As part of treatment for musculoskeletal diagnoses, Hartford HealthCare Rehabilitation Network collaborates with rheumatologists to provide individualized rehabilitation to persons with arthritis so they can manage their physical symptoms. Patients with a diagnosis of arthritis who are experiencing loss of strength, mobility, function and/or pain are candidates for therapy.

The Arthritis Management Program

The treatment approach includes:

  • Activities of Daily Living
  • Aquatics (in Selected Locations)
  • Comprehensive Physical Evaluation
  • Custom Orthosis Fabrication
  • Energy Conservation Training
  • Home Exercise Program
  • Joint Protection Training
  • Modalities as indicated
  • Patient Education
  • Relaxation Techniques
  • Therapeutic Exercise
  • Weight Management

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  • Improve overall fitness and endurance.
  • Maintain or improve range of motion and flexibility.
  • Minimize pain.
  • Prevent overuse.
  • Protect joints.
  • Recommend Assistive Devices as indicated.
  • Restore maximal independence of self-care and mobility.
  • Strengthen muscles around joints.

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Physician Prescription Required

Early morning and evening appointments available.

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