Arthritis

Arthritis consists of more than 100 different conditions that range from relatively mild forms of tendinitis and bursitis to crippling systemic forms, like rheumatoid arthritis. Look around for tips on pain management, adapting how you exercise, and how physio can help you get the most out of your day.

 

 

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6 questions I get asked while treating someone with Osteoarthritis

If you have ever been diagnosed with osteoarthritis (OA), there is a good chance someone has explained this condition to you as the “wear and tear” that occurs at a joint. As you digest your diagnosis, you may begin to feel protective of that painful joint.
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What is arthritis?

We talk about arthritis all of the time but did you know that arthritis describes different types of conditions?
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Physical therapists as experts in exercise prescription: bridging the gap between clinical practices

by Mireille Landry Evidence-based exercise prescription is a fundamental Physical Therapy skill. Despite this, exercise prescription may be under-employed. So, how do physical therapists raise the standard for exercise prescription in practice? Are we doing all we can to maximize function beyond therapeutic benefit for all of our patients? The Big Idea A well designed […]
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Physical Therapy Is Vital to Joint Injury Treatment

Here’s how physiotherapy may be able to help you avoid surgery
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Physical Therapy Can Improve Your Dog’s Mobility

Here’s what physiotherapy can do for your dog.
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Physiotherapy is for the dogs: Bernie gets new life

Watch Bernie’s story of how he regained the use of his legs through canine rehab.
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Juvenile Arthritis – a patient info sheet

Although there isn't a cure for JIA, there is effective therapy. Download CPA's information sheet to learn how physiotherapy can help.
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Living with Arthritis: 7 tips to get the most out of physical activity

Did you know that you “feed” your joints when you’re active?
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Rheumatoid Arthritis

Physiotherapy has an important role in the management of all stages of RA, helping to prevent physical impairment and restore functional ability through the use of education, exercise, mobility aids, and therapeutic modalities. Download CPA's infosheet to learn more about how physiotherapy can help.
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Moving with Arthritis – How Physiotherapy Helps

One in every eight Canadians is diagnosed with arthritis. That number is expected to increase to one in four Canadians over the next 30 years. Are you one of them? Watch and find out how physiotherapy can help.
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Ankylosing Spondylitis

Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS) is not an uncommon disease – recent estimates have it affecting between 0.35% to 1.3% of the population, making it about as common as rheumatoid arthritis. Men are affected three times as often as women. Take the My Health My Future test to find out if you have it and what you can do. 
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Living with Arthritis: Tips for endurance, flexibility and strength

Whether you’re just starting out or you’re already active, remember: properly designed exercise programs can not only decrease arthritis pain, but can increase your endurance, flexibility and strength. Carefully planned physical activity can help you manage arthritis and take back your life! The Arthritis Society and the Canadian Physiotherapy Association (CPA) teamed up to list […]
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Living with arthritis: 8 tips for overcoming exercise barriers

Starting an exercise program can be tough. If there were ever a reason not to be physically active, arthritis pain would seem to be it. In fact, research shows quite the opposite. Properly designed activities may not only decrease your arthritis pain, but may also increase your flexibility, fitness – and revitalize your state of […]
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Living with Arthritis: A beginner’s checklist to getting active

If you’re just starting to be active or haven’t been for a while, a new routine might seem intimidating. But it doesn’t have to be! Medical experts say that your body is designed to move, and it’s surprising how little time it takes to become and stay healthy. Canada’s Physical Activity Guide to Healthy Active […]
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Osteoarthritis

Wear and tear of your joints may occur due to aging, injury, prolonged poor posture, overuse of joints, or excess weight. Download CPA's infosheet to learn more how physiotherapy can help.
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Gardening Tips

The secret to a healthy garden is a healthy gardener. Gardening is an active pursuit that can cause muscle strain to the lower back, shoulders, knees and arms, especially if you are out of shape and do not move properly.