Rheumatoid Arthritis and Physical Therapy
Physical therapy can be done at any stage or severity of rheumatoid arthritis. It generally concentrates on the patient's physical and functional status. In the early course of the disease, the physical therapist carefully assesses and documents the patient's mobility, posture, and body mechanics. The patient and the physical therapist will then work to create a plan geared towards the improvement for each muscle or joint group, and for overall fitness. Below are some of the strategies can be used to achieve treatment goals.