Get Right Physio

Physiotherapy for Clients With Arthritis

Successfully Manage Your Arthritis Symptoms Through High-Quality Physiotherapy

Have you recently been diagnosed with arthritis and are wondering what your next steps should be? At Get Right Physio, we have a staff of professionally trained physiotherapists who can help you limit the effects of this highly common joint disease.


Although there’s no cure for arthritis at present, physiotherapy plays a pivotal role in minimizing discomfort for clients with arthritis. Through a series of select exercises to enhance flexibility and range of motion, we’ll assist you in decreasing inflammation in your joints, which will help to reduce the pain over time and boost your flexibility. 


Slow the progression of arthritis and maintain a high quality of life by making an appointment with one of our dedicated physiotherapists today.

What Is Arthritis?

Arthritis is a disorder that affects your joints, causing them to become inflamed, painful, and stiff. Though it may only be present in one of your joints, arthritis often impacts numerous joints, with feet, ankles, shoulders, hips, and knees among the most frequently affected areas.


There are many types of arthritis, but most people suffer from either osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis. The former results from wear and tear over time; therefore, older adults are mostly affected. Rheumatoid arthritis, on the other hand, is an autoimmune disease that causes the immune system to attack the body’s joints, and clients can be of any age. Each of these conditions benefits from regular physiotherapy sessions.

How Do We Use Physio for Arthritis Recovery?

After you’ve been diagnosed with arthritis, your doctor will likely give you a number of treatment options. These generally include medication, lifestyle changes, and physiotherapy. 


At Get Right Physio, our therapists are well-trained in the effective management of arthritis and are committed to helping clients throughout the Greater Toronto Area adapt to such a diagnosis. You don’t have to worry about coming to us because we can come to you in your house or condo, the hospital you’re in, a long-term care facility, or a retirement home you’re staying at.


Before jumping into physiotherapy sessions, you’ll need to schedule an appointment with one of our therapists, during which your symptoms will be analyzed. As part of your evaluation, your therapist will check for range of motion, stiffness, and signs of inflammation.


Such assessments are necessary to ensure you receive the correct treatment for your specific needs and will be used to create a customized programme for you to follow. In most cases, your plan will consist of mobility, stretching, and strengthening exercises and may also include cold, heat, and massage therapies to alleviate pain.


Physiotherapy sessions for clients with arthritis are geared to achieve the following outcomes:


  • Slow the progression of the disease
  • Enhance joint mobility 
  • Maintain muscle strength
  • Improve posture and limit deformities caused by inflamed joints

Benefits of Physical Therapy Treatment for Arthritis

Physiotherapy is an essential tool in coping with arthritis and brings with it a myriad of key benefits, which can differ among clients. Below are some of the primary advantages of physical therapy for clients with arthritis.

  • Pain reduction and management play a significant role in physiotherapy sessions for clients with arthritis. As you work through targeted exercises to extend your range of motion and flexibility and receive pain-relieving therapies, the pain in your joints will lessen and become easier to manage.
  • Your physiotherapy treatment will extend beyond your in-person sessions, as your therapist will equip you with exercises and techniques to build into your daily routine. This will allow you to feel more in control of your symptoms and minimize discomfort in your everyday life.
  • As you build muscle around the affected areas, your joint will be less susceptible to further deterioration, and you’ll extend the onset of additional symptoms in different parts of the body. 

Frequently Asked Questions

As each programme is designed for clients on a case-by-case basis, there’s no definitive number of sessions clients should attend within specific time frames. After your diagnosis, you’ll likely benefit from several sessions with your therapist to establish a personalized plan. After you’ve found suitable and practical exercises to suit your needs, you’ll schedule visits with your therapist periodically rather than each week or month.

While physiotherapy cannot prevent arthritis, as it’s a degenerative condition, it can help slow down the progression of the disease, allowing clients to live a better quality of life for longer. As your muscles become more robust and your range of motion increases, the decline of your joints decelerates.

Physiotherapy is a beneficial treatment for most forms of arthritis, though the specific exercises and therapies can vary significantly depending on the type, location, and severity. During your sessions with your therapist, they will decide which techniques and remedies will be most effective for your type of arthritis. 


For example, clients with osteoarthritis will typically work on strengthening their muscles to slow further decline in their joints. However, those with rheumatoid arthritis may focus more on retaining joint function and treating pain.

How quickly you’ll notice results from your physiotherapy sessions will vary from person to person. That being said, many clients notice improvements within six to eight weeks and will find their progress continues with a combination of physio appointments and at-home exercises. 


Some symptoms, such as pain and swelling, may lessen in just a few weeks, while mobility, flexibility, and strength may take longer to build up.

Maintain a Healthy and Active Lifestyle With Arthritis Through Treatment With Get Right Physio

Receiving an arthritis diagnosis can feel daunting, but the Get Right Physio team is passionate about instilling confidence and hope in clients through effective physiotherapy practices. 


By reducing pain, developing flexibility, and improving mobility, our therapists strive to help you continue to live your life as usual for as long as possible, limiting the impact arthritis has on your day-to-day activities.


Book an appointment  with one of our physiotherapists and allow us to create a tailor-made programme for you to support you in your arthritis treatment.

Step 1

Contact us at:

Complete intake form.

Our intake specialists are waiting to assist you.

Step 2

Let us learn about you:

Speak to our client coordinator so we can understand your unique circumstances to match you with the right therapist to help you reach your goals.

Step 3

Our team comes to you!

We will book you in within 24-48 hours at a time that works best for you. Our therapist shows up at your door with everything needed to get you closer to your health, mobility and client-centred goals!

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    Bob Weese
    Bob Weese
    I was very happy with the physiotherapy services and the encouragement I received from Sabrina. She was always punctual and cheerful. The advice and exercises she provided were appropriate for my age and condition and helpful in strengthening my legs and arms.
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    Enza Pasquale
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    A Shah
    Claudia was highly professional and had a wealth of knowledge to answer all my questions about pelvic floor health and muscle pain post partum. She was friendly and really took the time to teach me the exercises and go at a pace I was comfortable with. Highly recommended!
    Catherine Leslie
    Catherine Leslie
    Claudia and her team were instrumental in rehabilitating my mom after her stroke. Claudia is a true professional with a wealth of knowledge but she also has a genuine kindness that instantly put my mom at ease. Claudia has a personalized approach, she took the time to understand not just the physical aspects of my mom's condition but also her unique needs and goals. Claudia communicates clearly and prioritized my mom's safety and wellbeing. Her home exercises and practical tips helped to integrate rehabilitation seamlessly into our daily lives. My family and I are grateful for Claudia's hard work with my mom.
    Korice Moir
    Korice Moir
    Claudia is a wonderful physiotherapist. You are in good hands here!
    Chito Wong
    Chito Wong
    Amazing service and very meticulous in making sure that client is comfortable and understands the exercises.
    Ann Bank
    Ann Bank
    I have experienced many physiotherapy clinics over the years and found the treatments I received from Get Right physiotherapist Izabela to be top notch. I especially liked that she came to my home to give them.
    Michael Falagario
    Michael Falagario
    My wife used their in-house services. She felt very comfortable with Claudia, and was really happy with her overall results through physiotherapy. The fact that she came to us was a big bonus! Highly recommend!
    Karen Young
    Karen Young
    The quality, responsiveness and kindness of Claudia’s team is outstanding.