Most joint disorders are caused by a particular form of rheumatism. This is an autoimmune disease. The immune system is disordered and therefore no longer functions properly. This causes inflammation in the joints.
The most common joint diseases are: Osteoarthritis, Bechterew’s disease, Arthritis, Fibromyalgia and Osteoporosis. At MedifitReha we specialise in rehabilitation for these types of joint disorders.
Joint replacement surgery can be prevented or postponed by exercising more in combination with physiotherapy, rehabilitation, and manual therapy.
If surgery cannot be avoided, the fitter you are going into surgery, the fitter you will be coming out of it. Rehabilitation and exercise therapy can therefore play a major role in optimizing your fitness level before surgery, so that the recovery is better and faster afterwards. The same applies to the rehabilitation of patients who have undergone surgery in the past.
Together with the physiotherapist and the rehabilitation specialist, a personal rehabilitation plan will be made. If you have mild complaints and want advice on movement, we can help you on your way with explanations and exercises.
When the limited mobility of the knee or hip causes an obstruction in activities, we will draw up a personal exercise programme. This will include stability, muscle strength, endurance, and everyday activities. In that way, we gradually build up the intensity. By experiencing movement as positive again, confidence returns, so you can continue an active lifestyle independently.