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A physiotherapist guiding a gentleman stretching

This section looks in-depth at how hydrotherapy, occupational therapy and physiotherapy can help you with your arthritis, explaining what to expect, the benefits of each form of therapy and the referral process.

  • Three women swimming


    We explain how and why hydrotherapy is used to help ease pain and improve mobility in the joints of people with arthritis and related conditions.

  • Nurse and patient at home

    Occupational therapy

    Occupational therapy can help you find ways of continuing with your work, household tasks, personal care and hobbies independently and without straining your joints.

  • A physiotherapist giving a older lady a neck massage


    Physiotherapy helps you to keep your body moving and gives you the confidence to continue exercising. We explain how it can help you and how you can access it.


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