World Physiotherapy Day is an annual event celebrated on September 8th to recognize the essential role that physiotherapists and physical therapists play in promoting health, well-being, and rehabilitation. It’s a day to raise awareness about the contributions of physiotherapy to improve the lives of individuals with various medical conditions, injuries, and disabilities.
This year, our attention turns to arthritis – a chronic and often debilitating condition that affects millions of people worldwide.
In this article, we’ll explore the significance of physiotherapy in managing arthritis and how it can make a substantial difference in patients’ lives.
Arthritis is defined as an acute or chronic joint inflamation. Symptoms can include pain, swelling, stiffness, and redness which may contribute to reduced function and dexterity. Arthritis isn’t a single condition; there are many different types.
Some of the most common include types of arthritis are osteoarthritis, gout, rheumatoid arthritis, juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) and spondyloarthritis (including axial spondyloarthritis and psoriatic arthritis )
To learn more about the types of arthritis, symptoms of arthritis and how physiotherapy can help, click on the infosheets below.
Physiotherapy can be immensely beneficial for people with arthritis by addressing pain, improving joint function, and enhancing overall quality of life.