FREE patient class: Coping with Arthritis
PCI is hosting a FREE patient education class Wednesday, May 18. Coping with Arthritis: Exercises and Activities that Can Help will be held from 5-6 p.m., in PCI's 3rd floor Community Room.
The class will be presented by Jason Willer and David Rubsam, both licensed physical therapists at Physicians' Clinic of Iowa.
"Arthritic joints, inflammation and just day-to-day muscle strains and aches can make exercising a chore. But, staying active is a huge part of staying healthy as you age," said Willer, "We want to speak to patients about helpful exercises as well as activity modifications that can help arthritis sufferers regain quality of life."
While those suffering with arthritis may not want to move painful joints, the undeniable truth is that increased movement actually helps relieve the pain.
â€œBy strengthening your muscles and staying flexible with exercise, you take pressure off the painful joint,â€ Willer said. â€œAnd, exercise can help you lose weight, taking even more stress off your joints.â€
â€œThe good news is that people with arthritis do have options for activity and exercise," Rubsam concluded. "These activities can maintain joint health and overall well-being.â€
Jason Willer is a licensed physical therapist at Physicians' Clinic of Iowa. He holds a Masters of Physical Therapy from The University of Iowa and is a certified Astym System Provider, Performance Dynamics. David Rubsam, a licensed physical therapist at Physicians' Clinic of Iowa, holds a Masters of Physical Therapy from the University of Iowa, is a certified Astym System Provider and is a Certified Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist.
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