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Managing Common Rheumatological Problems with Complimentary Therapies

The Medical research charity Arthritis Research UK launched its evidence-based report in January 2013 titled ‘Practitioner-based complementary therapies for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, fibromyalgia and lowback pain’, using results from randomised clinical trials to assess their effectiveness and safety.

The therapies that were shown to be the most effective were:

  • Acupuncture for osteoarthritis, low back pain and fibromyalgia
  • Massage for fibromyalgia and low back pain
  • Tai chi for osteoarthritis
  • Yoga for back pain

At Quayphysio we are able to offer acupuncture, massage and small exercise groups. For more information on what we can offer those suffering with common Rheumatological conditions such as

  • Ankylosing spondylitis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis or psoriatic arthritis
  • Hypermobility
  • Chronic pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Chronic fatigue

Call us now and make an appointment with our Rheumatology Specialist Wendy Farren. Wendy has worked at the Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases in Bath and from 1999-2012 worked as the Physiotherapy Clinical Lead for Rheumatology (and Women’s Health) at an acute hospital in Cumbria. She is used to working very closely with the whole of the Rheumatology team so referral to or liaison with other services particularly Rheumatologists can be made if required. Wendy also has many years of experience of treating patients with injection therapy  which can be used to rapidly reduce inflammation in joints.

To book an appointment with Wendy  call us on 01548 852355 or email info@quayphysio.co.uk. The simplest of things can start to make you move and feel better!


Helpful Patient Support Groups:

If you would like to read about patient support groups for your specific type of musculoskeletal condition follow the following link, then click on the relevant group.