Find Out MoreBy making a few simple lifestyle changes and doing a simple but effective physical therapy programme you can manage your osteoarthritis successfully and improve your quality of life.
Every time you try and push through the pain, like standing or walking for a long period of time, you pay for it for the next 2-3 days with even more pain.
If you have any of these signs or symptoms you are probably suffering from osteoarthritis, a condition that affects 1 in 3 people over the age of 60. It is a progressive condition so it gets worse as time goes on and about 1 in 10 of those will suffer severe disability from their osteoarthritis.
You cannot cure osteoarthritis (and anyone who tells you can is lying!) but you can successfully manage the condition so you lead a full and active life. You simply have to know how to uses a range of therapies that includes a physical therapy programme that is suited to your level of degeneration and how your osteoarthritis is affecting you.
My name is Dr. Sophie Hardy and I am a retired UK Chiropractor who used to treat International and Premiership footballers (soccer players). I was also a member of the British Masters Athletics Association medical team and ran my own busy clinic. Over the years I was privileged enough to work besides many different types of top class therapists and this has given me an enviable knowledge base of many therapies.
Then my step mother, Jean, who still lived in the UK, was then diagnosed with hip osteoarthritis so I developed a programme for her.
“I have followed the programme for 7 weeks as instructed for the right hip where I have degeneration.
Having completed the first 3 weeks of the exercises I noticed that I no longer had the painful… Read more…