Arthritis is the swelling and tenderness of one or more joints. The main symptoms of arthritis are joint pain and stiffness, which typically worsen with age. The most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.

Physio Hub are here to support, help and treat your arthritis.


Osteoarthritis causes cartilage — the hard, slippery tissue that covers the ends of bones where they form a joint — to break down.
Rheumatoid arthritis is a disease in which the immune system attacks the joints, beginning with the lining of joints.
You may have heard phrases such as “wear and tear” or “bone on bone” before when referring to arthritis. These phrases are misnomers however and are far from the truth! People who regularly exercise are more likely to have less painful joints, in fact, it was found that over 40% of people with knee osteoarthritis as seen on a xray have NO pain and NO disability. This pattern tracks with other forms of arthritis also following emerging evidence that supports conservative exercise management of arthritis over surgery including joint replacements.


Our specialist physiotherapists are trained in diagnosing and treating joint and muscle problems, and your GP may refer you to a physiotherapist rather than to a rheumatologist or orthopaedic surgeon.
Our physiotherapist will start by asking you questions and examining the joint(s) you’re finding painful. This assessment will let them tailor the treatment to your needs. Treatment may include:
- a programme of specific exercises
- general advice on increasing your activity level and function
- pain-relief treatments such as heat or ice packs, TENS (transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation) machines, massage, dry needling or taping.
- providing walking aids or splints to help you stay mobile and independent.

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Arthritis is a condition characterized by inflammation of the joints, leading to pain and stiffness. Individuals should consider seeking specialized care at our physiotherapy clinic if they experience joint pain, swelling, or limitations in mobility associated with arthritis. Our clinic provides assessments to understand the specific challenges and offers personalized physiotherapy interventions aimed at managing arthritis symptoms.

Specialized physiotherapy care at our clinic for arthritis involves a comprehensive assessment to determine the impact on joint function. Treatment may include therapeutic exercises, joint mobilization, and pain management techniques. Individuals can expect personalized sessions focused on improving joint mobility, reducing pain, and enhancing overall function.

Yes, physiotherapy at our clinic can include exercises and lifestyle recommendations to support arthritis management and promote joint health. Our physiotherapists may provide tailored exercise programs, advice on joint protection, and strategies for managing activities of daily living. These interventions aim to empower individuals with tools for ongoing arthritis management.

Physiotherapy at our clinic is beneficial for individuals with various degrees of arthritis, including those with mild or occasional joint discomfort. Our approach is tailored to each individual's unique needs, aiming to provide relief, improve function, and enhance overall joint health. Whether arthritis is severe or intermittent, physiotherapy can be a valuable component of a holistic plan for managing and improving joint-related issues.