Physio For Arthritis

Physiotherapy for arthritis can help reduce pain, stiffness, and inflammation experienced by arthritis sufferers. Here at Head2Toe our physiotherapist based at our Carrigaline clinic near Cork can help you manage and treat arthritis through a personalised exercise programme. This form of arthritis treatment can help improve muscle strength and joint flexibility, as well as relieve pain and inflammation by targeting specific parts of the body affected by arthritis.

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What Is Physiotherapy And How Can It Help Arthritis?

Physiotherapy is a form of treatment for arthritis that can help manage pain and improve the symptoms of the condition. Arthritis affects people of all ages and can cause joint pain, swelling, and stiffness. But by carrying out physiotherapy we can help to improve joint range of motion allowing you to manage your arthritis and live more comfortably. By working to restore the body’s immune system and improve the function of joints and muscles, physiotherapy can be an effective way to manage the symptoms of arthritis, whether it be rheumatoid arthritis, knee osteoarthritis, or psoriatic arthritis.

Benefits Of Physiotherapy For Arthritis Pain Relief

Physiotherapy services can provide numerous benefits for people living with arthritis and below are just a few.

  • Relieve pain 
  • Relieve stiffness 
  • Improve joint range of movement
  • Help restore and strengthen the muscles
  • Improving movement and function

Types Of Arthritis That Physiotherapy Can Help With

Physiotherapy plays a crucial role in managing various types of arthritis, offering targeted treatments to alleviate pain, improve mobility, and enhance overall quality of life. From osteoarthritis to rheumatoid arthritis and beyond.

Physiotherapy For Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis and our physiotherapist can help people with arthritis by providing exercises to help improve joint flexibility and strength, as well as help relieve pain and stiffness around the affected joint. Each person is different and that’s why our physiotherapists tailor treatment plans, where sometimes they may also use heat or ice packs, electrotherapy, and other techniques to manage symptoms. 

physio for arthirits and Osteoarthritis

Physiotherapy For Rheumatoid Arthritis

Physiotherapy can be a beneficial treatment option for individuals with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Physiotherapy is another tool that our physical therapists can use to help individuals with different types of arthritis, depending on the type and severity of the condition. Your physiotherapist will be able to assess your needs and refer you to a specialist if necessary. Effective physiotherapy can help manage the inflammation of the joints that is responsible for the pain and stiffness associated with RA.

There are various techniques and approaches that may be used to treat RA, including exercises to improve strength and flexibility, as well as manual therapy to address strains and sprains. Our physiotherapist may also recommend specific interventions for the management of knee pain or other joint-related issues.

knee pain and Physiotherapy For Rheumatoid Arthritis

What Does A Physical Therapy Session Look Like? 

When you book a physiotherapy session at our Carrigaline clinic near Cork to help manage your arthritis, you can expect a tailored treatment and management plan specifically designed to strengthen the muscles and joints around the affected joint. This condition is characterised by pain, swelling, and inflammation, leading to stiffness and pain.

Our physiotherapists can help ease pain using techniques such as electrical nerve stimulation and heat therapy. During the session, you may find it easier to move and experience a reduction in pain signals. From the session, our physiotherapist will then support you in creating a personalised treatment plan where they will also provide you with some tasks to do at home.

physiotherapist Barry at Head2Toe Carrigaline

Meet Our Physiotherapist – Barry

Barry is committed to assisting individuals of all ages with their rehabilitation requirements. With qualifications in soft tissue massage and dry needling, he is well-equipped to address a range of issues, from sports injuries to chronic pain. Whether you’re in the process of recovering from an injury or managing persistent discomfort, Barry possesses the skills and knowledge to support you on your path to recovery.

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Stefanie Adamek
Stefanie Adamek
Had treatment from Nayna the chiropractor and barry the physio. Sorted my hip and shoulder pain. Thanks so much. Easy booking and overall great experience.
Dots 77
Dots 77
Amazing experience throughout and incredibly professional. Yvonne truly works wonders. Customer service at its finest, brilliant.
Edel Russell
Edel Russell
Excellent treatment and advice from Barry and the team - very professional service provided
Gay Butler
Gay Butler
Dr. Nayna Boohla was incredible adjusting my twisted back and hips after a fall I took in the rain on holiday. She is very caring and incredibly knowledgable at chiropractic and Accupuncture. And only because of her I could continue my trip for another 3 weeks.
Dylan Roche
Dylan Roche
Yvonne is a miracle worker! I was in pain for months with lower back pain and nothing was working--went to Yvonne at Head to Toe and over time she has made my pain manageable and most days non-existent! She listened to me and we worked out a plan that included me getting back to the gym and getting off pain killers, and so far its working out brilliantly! I can actually move again and enjoy my life which frankly, didn't seem possible 6 months ago...I cannot recommend Yvonne highly enough-Thank you!
livvy simpson
livvy simpson
I had my first session yesterday! After years of injuring my back while working I’ve had masseuses refuse to touch it out of fear of damaging my back even more. I’ve had numbness in my arm, terrible sleeping patterns and my lower back locks up very often. Out of fear, I was nervous to try acupuncture but Nayna was so calm and made the process very relaxing. She took all the time she needed, clicking and relieving my back, neck, arms, pelvis and legs. I slept like a baby last night for the first time in ages! My back was so inflamed and I can now feel the instant relief after going only once. It is costly but so so worth it (in my opinion the expense of going to many cheaper places adds up and doesn’t have the same effect). I’m able to go about my day pain free and I’m not even taking any pain killers or anti inflammatories, I feel amazing! Thank you Nayna X
Caoilfhionn Lee
Caoilfhionn Lee
I went to Barry Murphy Mid April for physical therapy treatment due to ongoing pain in my left hip and lower back brought on from running. In short Barry was fantastic. Not only did he help alleviate symptoms he also gave me the tools and skills to ensure that I wont end up in the same place again. Thanks to Barry, I now have a much better understanding of my body and how it works and how to take care of it. Finally he's a lovely guy and completely put me at my ease.
Louise Attard
Louise Attard
Yvonne and her team are amazing! Yvonne has honestly been life changing! I couldn't do anymore the things i liked doing day to day with the pain i was experiencing..... Yvonne gave me my life back! I couldn't recommend her more! THANK YOU SO MUCH.
Lyndsey Cremin
Lyndsey Cremin
Yvonne and her team are amazing! They helped me recover from my 1st pregnancy and kept me going through my second. Meeting Yvonne has honestly been life changing! I couldn't recommend her more! THANK YOU!
Kinga Susek
Kinga Susek
Yvonne is the best Chiropractic in the world. This charming woman can fix the spine like no one else. He treats everyone individually. everyone is taken care of. Highly recommended.

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