Physiotherapy Advice

Live Better With Osteoarthritis

Arthritis is one of the leading causes of disability in Canada, affecting more than 4.6 million Canadians. One type of arthritis is Osteoarthritis (OA), a degenerative disease where the cartilage in joints wears away over time. This results in pain, stiffness, swelling, and limitations in function. Evidence shows that early intervention by a physiotherapist can slow disease progression, improve quality of life, and delay the need for surgery.

To achieve your goals, your physiotherapist assesses your pain, the strength and mobility of your joints, and your movement patterns. To improve joint mobility, he/she may use manual therapy and prescribe home exercises to improve and maintain flexibility. To help reduce pain and improve function, you physiotherapist may prescribe joint-specific strengthening exercises. Additional treatments may include endurance exercises and recommendations for assistive devices to help reduce the stress on diseased joints.

In addition to the treatments listed above, your physiotherapist may use shockwave therapy (ESWT). Recent evidence suggests that ESWT works to reduce the pain and disability of OA. While you may have heard of ESWT, you may not know that there are two types: Focused and Radial. Radial ESWT is more superficial, while Focused ESWT penetrates deeper, and so can be used to treat a greater number of conditions. Keystone Physiotherapy has the only Focused ESWT Unit east of Montreal. With both Focused and Radial ESWT capabilities, we posses a broad range of treatment options.

At Keystone Physiotherapy, our team of highly experienced physiotherapists will work with you to develop a plan to reduce the pain of arthritis and keep you moving. We offer early morning and evening appointments, allowing you to work around busy schedules. Call us today and live better with Osteoarthritis!

Hours of Operation:

Mon - Thurs: 8:00am - 8:30pm
Fri: 8:00am - 3:30pm
Sat - Sun: Closed

327 St George St, Suite 100
Moncton, NB E1C 1W8

Phone: (506) 858-8644