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What is physiotherapy?

Physiotherapy is a method of treatment that helps to keep your joints and muscles working, often helping to ease pain so that you can keep mobile. It is done by a physiotherapist. Read more >

How can physiotherapy help?

Your physiotherapist is trained to assess how your arthritis affects you and put together a programme of advice and exercise. They may recommend other therapies that can help. In general, the physiotherapist can help you to:

  • understand how arthritis affects you
  • manage your pain
  • improve your fitness
  • keep moving, stretching and strengthening muscles and joints
  • understand the best ways to keep up at work
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How can I access physiotherapy services?

Your GP or consultant will be able to refer you to a physiotherapist, but you can also refer yourself either on the NHS or privately. If you do self-refer, make sure you tell the physiotherapist your medical history at the first appointment. Read more >
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