Arthritis in hip and knees
Margaret was suffering with chronic arthritis in her hip and both knees, which resulted in severe mobility problems. She experienced constant pain and her quality of life was affected significantly.
- Duration: 20 minutes
- Water Temperature: 31˚C
- Speed: 0.8kph, gradually increased to 1.3kph
- Depth: 1000mm
- Resistance Jets: Not activated
- Direction: Forwards
- Number of Sessions: 20
Due to chronic arthritis, Margaret came to us with walking difficulties, dragging her legs as she mobilised. She loved shopping but, as her situation deteriorated, she needed to stop and rest every 15 minutes.
Her physical condition was having a negative impact on her quality of life, which was affecting her psychologically too.
Margaret’s H2O Physio programme included underwater treadmill sessions to enable her to walk without pain and enjoy all the benefits of exercise. She also had time in the infrared sauna as the heat is able to penetrate much deeper, promoting healing and relieving pain.
Margaret’s condition has improved a great deal and she is now able to manage a couple of hours at Merry Hill Shopping Centre. To manage her arthritis and keep well, Margaret has opted to keep going with her sessions.
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Optispine uses the latest and most advanced physiotherapy techniques and equipment, specifically designed to help people with back and joint problems.
Treatment starts with accurate diagnosis of the problem, followed by effective hands-on therapy to reduce pain and restore function as quickly as possible.
Alongside this, we are able to offer rehabilitation plans for a more long-term solution, including advanced hydrotherapy using underwater treadmills and a specialist 7-step programme.
Heath Mill Road
t. 01902 898256