Exercise Reduces Pain Related to Osteoarthritis

Arthritis is estimated to affect approximately 250 million people worldwide and cost $81 billion in direct medical costs annually. The term arthritis actually refers to numerous different conditions that cause inflammation of one or more joints. The most common of these conditions is osteoarthritis (OA) which often causes joint pain and stiffness.

When diagnosed with OA many people begin to feel fearful of exercise. They may be afraid that physical activity will make the condition worse, when in fact the opposite is true.

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Improving Health and Wellness for Erie, Firestone and Beyond

I have spent 15 years as a physical therapist working with many talented and inspiring therapists and mentors. These people have helped me to find my place as a caregiver and a teacher so that I may better the lives of my patients. I consider myself very fortunate to have shared in the recovery of so many people over the years. Now, as the owner of a physical therapy clinic, I have the opportunity to shape how care is delivered on a larger scale. This is why I am so proud of the exceptional team that we have established at Integral Physical Therapy. This is by far the most talented, passionate and caring group with whom I have ever worked. Every day I am overwhelmed with pride of the great care and compassion that they show toward our patients.

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