Massage Therapy for Arthritis

Understanding arthritis can be difficult due to its many forms, causes and symptoms. With 1 in 5 Canadians suffering from arthritis—and rates on the rise—it is important to address effective treatment and therapies.  In this article, we discuss how some of the symptoms of this chronic condition can be treated with massage therapy for arthritis. You may also enjoy learning: How Physiotherapy Can Alleviate Arthritis Symptoms.   What is Arthritis? Arthritis, as a term, encompasses many forms of joint disease with various underlying causes and a host of signs and symptoms, including joint pain, stiffness, dysfunction, joint changes, and [...]

Physiotherapy Can Help Alleviate Arthritis Symptoms

Arthritis is the most significant chronic disease in Canada affecting 1 in every 5 Canadians.¹ Arthritis is a complex disease with over 100 different types including: inflammatory (rheumatoid, psoriatic), non-auto immune (gout) and the most common type, osteoarthritis. This disease can strike people of any age from young children to older adults. Presentation typically consists of painful and inflamed joints resulting in limitations in movement, and if left untreated, can result in permanent joint damage. Arthritis can significantly impact one’s ability to perform every day activities, to participate in leisure activities as well as to work. Consequently [...]