Barbara Ward, Renée Hill, Michelle Ng, Sacha Lay, Jennifer Frey, Linc Pisio, Nancy Baxter
According to the Arthritis Society of Canada, 4.6 million Canadian adults (one in six Canadians aged 15 years and older) report having arthritis. They also report that seeking physiotherapy treatment for joint pain and inflammation is much underutilized. While there is no cure for arthritis, our physiotherapists play an active role in treatment aimed at symptom management and pain reduction. We strive to educate our patients about their particular arthritis and how they can best be comfortable and active.
Joint pain is the common symptoms of over 100 different types of arthritis. Often people think of just OA (osteoarthritis) as the only form arthritis can take. However, there are a myriad of other types of arthritis from Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA), Lupus, gout, ankylosing spondylitis (AS), psoriatic arthritis, Raynaud’s Phenomena, Scleroderma, Sjögren’s disease to name just a few.With 15% of Albertans having some form of arthritis which can have a disabling effect on the ability to participate in daily life activities – we know physiotherapy can play a huge role in returning people to the activities that they love. Be it a weekend warrior sport, gardening, or just being able to make your own meals – it is satisfying to know that physiotherapy helps.