Rheumatological physiotherapy is a specific form of physiotherapy aimed at treating a variety of rheumatological conditions.

Rheumatological conditions are autoimmune diseases which cause inflammation to joints, muscles, tendons or ligaments. The causes of these conditions are often unknown although hereditary factors can be common.

Rheumatological physiotherapists are experienced at assessing and treating the wide variety of symptoms associated with any rheumatological conditions.

What conditions are treated with rheumatological physiotherapy?

There are a number of rheumatological conditions that can be treated with physiotherapy. Whatever your condition, the physiotherapists at Physio.co.uk will design a specific treatment programme to help you return you your normal activities of daily living. Rheumatological conditions include the following:

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome
  • Gout
  • Hyper Mobility Syndrome
  • Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis
  • Lupus
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Polychondritis
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica
  • Polymyositis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Reactive Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Septic Arthritis
  • Tenosynovitis

What kind of physiotherapy is used for rheumatological physiotherapy?

The physiotherapy used to treat rheumatological conditions depends on the symptoms and severity of the disease. Your physiotherapist at Physio.co.uk will work with you to decide the best physiotherapy options to treat your condition. Possible physiotherapy for rheumatological conditions include all of the below:

  • Wax therapy
  • Cryotherapy
  • Pain control modalities
  • Splinting
  • Strengthening
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Cardiovascular activities
  • Pacing advice
  • Provision of specialist equipment and adaptations