Spinal Stenosis: What is it and how does physio help?

Spinal stenosis is a common medical condition where the spaces within your spine narrow. This may be due to normal wear and tear, a bulged disc, or changes in the spine triggered by the onset of osteoarthritis. 

This can compress the spinal nerves and pinch them. Some people with spinal stenosis may not experience any symptoms, but the pressure on your spinal nerves can result in tingling, numbness, muscle weakness and moderate to severe pain. Here’s what a Physio can do to help.

Rheumatoid Arthritis: How does physio help?

Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease which causes inflammation in the joints, leading to pain. Physiotherapists can support a person with rheumatoid arthritis to understand more about their condition, and the types of daily activities and modifications they can utilise to help improve their function and symptoms.

Here are a few of the things that Physiotherapists can do to help.