Rheumatic Diseases is an umbrella term for conditions causing chronic, often intermittent pain affecting the joints and/or connective tissue. Rheumatic diseases affect your joints and muscles. Some, like osteoarthritis, are the result of wear and tear. Others, such as rheumatoid, are immune system problems. Physical therapy remains an important tool in rheumatic disease treatment.
The Rheumatology department at Core Concept provides a wide range of services for rheumatologic conditions. All physiotherapist lead by Dr. Umesh Falak has extensive experience in management of Rheumatic Diseases.
Before starting therapy, the physiotherapy needs of patients are determined in accordance with their incapacity, disability, and handicaps. Physical assessment should include these components:
Core Concept will choose the treatment option depending upon individual health. All centers of Core Concept located at Aundh, Kothrud and Deccan in Pune have necessary infrastructure and expertise to treat rheumatic diseases.
Cold/hot modalities are the most commonly used physical agents in arthritis treatment. It is well known that cold application is mostly used in acute stages whereas hot is used in chronic stages of RA.
Electrostimulation is used in patients with RA to relieve pain. Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) therapy is the most commonly used method.
In recent years, balneotherapy has served as one of the therapeutic alternatives in other rheumatoid diseases, particularly in chronic degenerative diseases. Objectives of balneotherapy are to increase ROM, to strengthen muscles, to relieve painful muscle spasms, and to improve the patient's well-being.
Physiotherapy treatment is important in helping patients with RA manage their disease. In conjunction with occupational therapists, physiotherapists educate patients in joint protection strategies, use of assistive devices, and performance of therapeutic exercises.