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  • Rheumatoid Arthritis Dothan, AL

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis

    Legacy Therapy and Wellness Group provides evidence-based and comprehensive services, and Rheumatologist coordinated care/wellness plans for individuals with Rheumatoid Arthritis.   Research shows that Physical Therapy and safe exercise management of individuals with Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) is essential to decrease long-term loss disabilities.  Specifically, individuals with Rheumatoid Arthritis, and other inflammatory arthritis conditions, are at risk for decreased flexibility, muscle atrophy, decreased muscle strength and reduced cardiovascular endurance.  Deficits in such areas are shown to lead to functional compromise and increased health care expenditures. Therefore, a multifactorial approach is indicated with  Rheumatologist Physician treatment, proper medications, Physical Therapy, and safe exercise prescription.

    Our Legacy Therapy RA services include a comprehensive needs assessment, joint protection, postural imbalance methods, ADL training, adaptive equipment/bracing, and more.  Low Level Laser is available for some joint conditions, and is shown in research to help reduce synovial reactive response in RA.

     Research shows a structured exercise program can be greatly beneficial to the overall well-being and functioning of the individual with Rheumatoid Arthritis.  At Legacy, Rheumatoid Arthritis patients with mild to moderate disease activity  are progressed carefully with Physical Therapist exercise prescription.  This includes aerobic capacity, postural and joint-safe movements, and dynamic strength training.  For those with more advanced disease, the focus is still to maximize daily mobility, along with safety, joint protection, cardio-metabolic functioning, prevention of deformity/contractures, safe gait patterns, fall prevention, and energy conservation.

     For more information, or to get started, contact 334 699-2348 today.