Everyday steps to revitalize your bodyAddressing the growing number of individuals who suffer from this often debilitating ailment, this indispensable reference explains how to manage chronic or acute arthritis in straightforward language. Descriptions of the most common forms of arthritis and how they affect the body and its joints guide arthritis sufferers through the symptoms and show them how to manage their own treatment with the help of a health-care team. Self-management is emphasized and chapters cover topics such as pain management, working with health-care professionals, medication, exercise, surgery options, intimacy issues, emotional health, social interaction, and alternative treatments.
Author BiographyBarbara Stokes is a physical therapist who has more than 35 years of experience working in the field of arthritis. She lives in Ottawa, Ontario. Antoine Helewa is a professor emeritus at the School of Physical Therapy at the University of Western Ontario. His primary field of research and clinical interests are in rheumatology and epidemiology. He lives in London, Ontario.