In the recent RA in America poll reported on this website, 41% of respondents indicated that they had partaken in physical therapy and 11% in occupational therapy as part of their treatment. Personally, countless hours have been spent in my local physical therapy facility due to the impact of rheumatoid arthritis. These experiences began as the consequence of ankle problems that ended up resulting in three surgeries over a three-year period. Physical therapy was prescribed after each surgery and it helped in the recovery process. The therapy usually lasted a few months until I was able to continue the strategies learned at home on my own.
I’m currently seeing a certified hand therapist (CHT)…read the rest at http://rheumatoidarthritis.net/living/another-day-at-the-pt/