& Joint Replacement

Rheumatoid arthritis, Lupus and immune-system related arthritis.  Staying active and mobilising joints for many of these conditions is highly desirable when the condition is in remission.  For further advice please contact Prehab-Rehab to discuss your particular situation.

Osteo-Arthritis (or wear-and-tear arthritis) is what 
many of us experience as we age.
 Joints may become stiff, creaky or painful, and may eventually need replacing.  There is a great deal of evidence of the benefits of appropriate exercise in preventing joint damage, keeping worn joints mobile and preparing for and recovering from replacement surgery.

By keeping weight at appropriate levels and muscles strong many people can avoid or delay replacement surgery.  The same principles apply after surgery when a full and active life can be achieved with appropriate rehabilitation.

Tai Chi the best exercise for arthritis
18 June 2009
Tai Chi, the slow movement exercise from the Far East, can help ease the pain of arthritis, and improve your overall health.  It’s the best exercise choice for people with arthritis and musculoskeletal pain, and is a better option than strengthening, stretching and aerobic exercise plans.

In a meta-analysis of seven studies, researchers from the George Institute in Sydney, Australia discovered that Tai Chi improves pain and reduces disability better than other exercises and health plans among arthritis sufferers.
(Source: Arthritis & Rheumatism, 2009; 61: 717).

For more information about arthritis 
click on the link below
Arthritis Research UK