Exercise Beats Arthritis
Therapy Professionals Ltd has a long tradition of helping people to maintain and improve their fitness. Their team of physiotherapists, occupational therapists, dietitians, music therapists and speech language therapists, all contribute their special skills to helping people increase their feeling of wellbeing.
Arthritis is no longer just a disease of ageing. According to a new report commissioned by Arthritis New Zealand one in six people aged over 15 has arthritis and the figure is expected to increase by 2020.
As specialists in physical exercises the physios recommend for people of all ages joints will benefit from exercise. Commonly asked questions are as follows:
How does exercise help our joints?
When a joint is damaged or inflamed
Rest it briefly, however we need to move the joint again as quickly as possible. Medication for pain relief or moving under water helps us keep moving the painful joint.
What about the rest of your body?
A painful or stiff joint, even a very small joint can upset your:
What exercises are right for you?
Exercises that put healthy stress on joints are:
(not swimming or cycling)
and walking against a current in water,
Exercises for overall wellbeing:
Whatever you require, exercises need to be:
Pool exercises with water to help movement are useful.
for more information about their pool exercise programmes
If you are struggling to exercise ,Therapy Professionals friendly physiotherapists are available to assess your needs and provide you with a personal exercise plan for your Arthritis.
Just contact us:
Phone: (03) 377 5280.