Walking, dancing, playing with your grandkids – this is the good life! While most people with arthritis know they want to be active, not everyone knows how. And even fewer people know that the steps to a healthy life with arthritis have been very well researched. Here are two evidence-based strategies for managing your arthritis:
Building your knowledge
Learning about arthritis can be life-changing for some people. Understanding the basics of how your joints work and how pain operates is a great starting point for finding tried and tested treatments.
Building your muscles
Six weeks of group strength training can have a powerful impact on the way your arthritic joint functions. Many people are surprised at the spring that returns to their step once their muscles have been built up to support their joints.
I’m interested, tell me more
At Midland Physio, we’re excited to be rolling out the GLA:D program – a six week education and exercise program for people with hip and knee osteoarthritis. There are two ways you can find out more about this internationally researched program:
- Call our great receptionists to RSVP for our free osteoarthritis information session. Next date: Tuesday 18th August 11am-12pm
- Book an appointment for an individualised assessment with Eddie to see if the GLA:D program can help you.