Arthritis Management

The Program  |  Goals  |  Referrals & Payment  |  Locations

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.

Research suggests that 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

  • Comprehensive Physical Evaluation
  • Modalities
  • Therapeutic Exercise
  • Activities of Daily Living
  • Relaxation Techniques
  • Weight Management
  • Home Exercise Program
  • Aquatics (in selected locations)

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Goals

  • Restore Maximal Independence of Self-care and Mobility
  • Protect Joints
  • Minimize Pain
  • Strengthen Muscles Around Joints
  • Maintain or Improve Range of Motion and Flexibility
  • Prevent Overuse
  • Improve Overall Fitness and Endurance
  • Employ Assistive Devices as Indicated

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Physician Prescription Required

Early morning and evening appointments available

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Locations

  • Hartford Hospital Rehabilitation Network

    Hartford Hospital Rehabilitation Network offers physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech language pathology, sports medicine, and health & wellness programs. Our highly skilled staff work with people who have acute illnesses, injuries, and chronic diseases as well as those who are interested in injury prevention and/or personal fitness. We have the resources and expertise to cover the entire spectrum of diagnoses.

  • Windham Hospital Rehabilitation Network

    The therapists at Windham Hospital have cared for the physical therapy and rehabilitation needs of the Windham community for more than 40 years, and we are proud of our long legacy of excellent service to our patients and the community.

Hartford HealthCare Rehabilitation Network