I have Osteoarthritis....now what?
What you'll learn
- Understand what osteoarthritis is
- Best pain management with osteoarthritis
- The right exercises for actual strengthening
- Brief introduction into nutrition considerations
- Have osteoarthritis or joint pain
- Treat patients with osteoarthritis or joint pain
Osteoarthritis can be overwhelming and stressful. Continuing to search for the answers to your questions just seems to lead you to more doctor's appointments, scary Google searches, and discouragement. This course is here to show you or to give you a new perspective to share with your clients or patients about how to optimistically and strategically approach osteoarthritis. It has been found when diagnosed with osteoarthritis:
"...patients were dissatisfied with the perceived lack of understanding and the type of information received from some healthcare practitioners"
"Patients perceived that they did not receive general information about OA and pain management from their GP"
"In our study, medication was overwhelmingly, and usually the only, treatment option recommended by GPs"
"Older adults who attribute poor health to a natural part of aging may be more likely to dismiss symptoms of illness and less likely to seek medical attention"
THERE IS A NEED. People want more information and likely aren't getting it. Information can be so powerful. Without the right information many people believe:
The more I move, the worse my joints get.
Medication and surgery are my only options.
Pain is normal for my age so there is nothing I can do but live with it.
But the thing is, these are so wrong.
Resting and avoiding movement is one of the worst things you can do for your arthritis. Belief that surgery is the only option leads to premature surgeries, potential for increased risk of infections, and higher risk for poor surgical outcomes.
Understanding the basics about Osteoarthritis can truly be life changing. These facts are just the beginning:
1. Osteoarthritis is not simply caused by "wear and tear"
2. Exercise does not make osteoarthritis worse
3. Needs for a joint replacements aren't as common as you think- "The estimated appropriateness rate for knee replacement was 11.8% in men and 17.9% in women with osteoarthritis"
With this framework I have helped people living with osteoarthritis return to mountain biking, skiing, and simply walking without pain. The choice of wording we use and the way we approach our treatment is huge.
Learn all about the truth behind osteoarthritis and conservative treatment options. Educate your patients and clients in a new way regarding osteoarthritis. Learn how to keep adventure alive despite osteoarthritis.
Who this course is for:
- Healthcare professionals that see patients or clients with osteoarthritis
- Those living with osteoarthritis and are looking for answers
- Those recently diagnosed with osteoarthritis
Dr. Alyssa Kuhn is a physical therapist and arthritis specialist with Keep the Adventure Alive in Sandy, UT. An adventure is anything that makes you happy on the inside and her main mission is to help you keep yours alive! She has helped arthritis sufferers all over the country finally break free from their pain without surgery or more pills. She has found lots of adventures of her own including hiking, road biking, and skiing while in Utah which has inspired her to create this journey. She wants to show the world that arthritis pain doesn’t have to take our adventures away. Learn more tips and tricks on how to adventure with osteoarthritis here.