Living with an autoimmune disease can be challenging, but incorporating physiotherapy into your treatment plan can greatly improve your quality of life. Physiotherapy offers a range of techniques and exercises that target specific symptoms and promote overall well-being. In this blog post, we will explore how physiotherapy helps with autoimmune disease.

The Role of Physiotherapy in Autoimmune Disease Management

How physiotherapy can address pain and inflammation associated with autoimmune diseases. They rely on various techniques to improve joint mobility, muscle strength, and flexibility. They can also promoting cardiovascular fitness through tailored exercise programs. One major aspect of those with joint or muscle related autoimmune disease is finding the right mix of exercise without aggravating their pain - a physiotherapist can help!

Rheumatoid Arthritis: A Focus on Joint Health:

Physiotherapy interventions to reduce pain, stiffness, and swelling. The physiotherapist will recommend specific exercises to maintain joint range of motion and strengthen supporting muscles.

Multiple Sclerosis: Enhancing Mobility and Balance

  • Understanding the impact of multiple sclerosis on mobility and balance.
  • Techniques to improve coordination, gait, and posture.
  • Balance training exercises to reduce the risk of falls and enhance overall stability.

Lupus: Managing Fatigue and Promoting Function:

  • An overview of lupus and its impact on energy levels and physical function.
  • Strategies to combat fatigue through tailored exercise programs and energy conservation techniques.
  • Assisting individuals with lupus in managing pain and stiffness through physiotherapy interventions.

Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Addressing Pain and Promoting Digestive Health

  • Understanding the impact of inflammatory bowel disease on abdominal pain and digestive function.
  • Physiotherapy techniques to alleviate pain, such as manual therapy and relaxation techniques.
  • Exercise programs to improve digestion, reduce inflammation, and support overall gastrointestinal health.

Need help? Consider the team at Absolute Health and Wellness

Physiotherapy offers a valuable and holistic approach to managing autoimmune diseases. By targeting specific symptoms, such as pain, inflammation, and mobility issues, physiotherapy can greatly enhance the quality of life for individuals living with autoimmune conditions. Whether you are dealing with rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, lupus, or inflammatory bowel disease, incorporating physiotherapy into your treatment plan can provide significant benefits. Consult with a qualified physiotherapist to develop a personalized program that suits your unique needs and helps you effectively manage your autoimmune disease. Remember, with the right support and guidance, you can regain control of your health and lead a fulfilling life.

About the Author - Sonia Gashgarian

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Sonia Gashgarian is a registered physiotherapist who graduated with a Master of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Toronto. Prior to this she completed her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology with Honours from the University of Waterloo. Sonia has completed courses in sports taping and basic kinesio-taping, as well as the McKenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy and Mulligan Concept. She also has her APTEI Acupuncture and Dry Needling Certification.

Sonia uses a variety of treatment techniques to help clients feel better and return to their regular activities as soon as possible. Her individualized treatments may include the following: education, joint mobilizations, exercise prescription, soft tissue release, trigger point release, taping, acupuncture and dry needling, cupping, and Gua Sha.

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