Strength Training for Arthritis
Strength training can help clients with arthritis reduce pain and increase strength. Research has shown exercise therapy can produce the successful pain and functional outcomes for clients with osteoarthritis.
"74% of patients initially deemed appropriate for joint replacement did not proceed to knee arthroplasty in the 12-months following a 12-week rehabilitation program." (Skou et al, 2015)
"Prehabilitation programs have been found to reduce pain, improve function and lead to better post-surgical outcomes." (Desmeules et al, 2013; Roo et al, 2006)
and improve functional outcomes
or help improve post-surgical outcomes where prevention is not possible
to improve joint mobility during physical activity
to improve mobility and quality of life