Inflammatory Arthritis

Inflammatory Arthritis Treatment Carnegie

Inflammatory Arthritis

INFLAMMATORY ARTHRITIS CONDITIONS ARE LESS COMMON THAN other types of arthritis, such as OSTEOARTHRITIS. THESE CONDITIONS ARE AUTO-IMMUNE DISEASES; MEANING THAT THE BODY’S IMMUNE SYSTEM ATTACKS ITS OWN TISSUES RESULTING In SYSTEMIC INFLAMMATION AND JOINT PAIN AND STIFFNESS.

The systemic nature of inflammation means that multiple body systems or organs can be affected. The most common forms of inflammatory arthritis are rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis and psoriatic arthritis. Medical management of these conditions is usually undertaken by a specialist, such as a rheumatologist. Your GP can refer you to a rheumatologist.

GLEN EIRA PHYSIOTHERAPY

Our Approach

Physiotherapy forms an important part of the management approach for inflammatory arthritis. Our approach involves working with the other members of your healthcare team to help you achieve your goals. This involves:
  • Providing education about the condition and particularly the role of exercise, managing fatigue and flares, and pacing activities
  • Addressing any specific muscle or joint symptoms with manual therapy, exercise, or splinting
  • Assessing and managing joint biomechanics
  • Prescribing safe exercise according to your health and fitness
  • Monitoring your health over time, including both your physical and mental health
For more information about rheumatoid arthritis and other inflammatory arthritis conditions, resources at Arthritis Australia and the Australian Rheumatology Association..
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Professor Andrew Briggs

SENIOR PHYSIOTHERAPIST

Andrew is a senior physiotherapist whose clinical practice focuses on helping people who live with chronic musculoskeletal conditions regain a sense of control over their condition, confidence to manage their health and improve their quality of life. Andrew typically works with people who live with complex chronic pain conditions such as chronic low back pain, fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis, inflammatory arthritis conditions (e.g. rheumatoid arthritis, spondyloarthritis), and other chronic musculoskeletal and rheumatic conditions like osteoporosis. Andrew works with a network of local rheumatologists, endocrinologists and pain medicine specialists in an interprofessional care model.

In addition to part-time clinical practice, Andrew works in research and education as a professor of musculoskeletal health at Curtin University. His team has developed resources to support people manage their musculoskeletal health, such as painHEALTH and youngpainHEALTH. He has worked in both the Victorian and Western Australian healthcare systems as a clinician, researcher and senior policymaker, and works globally for the World Health Organization.

Andrew graduated with first class honours in his physiotherapy degree (Curtin University, WA), holds a PhD in musculoskeletal health (University of Melbourne) and is one of a handful of Australian physiotherapists who has been awarded Fellowship with the Australian College of Physiotherapists (FACP).

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If you would like to speak to one of our team members or make an appointment, please call us on (03) 9571 2111 or book online now.

Physiolates have been providing comprehensive care to patients in Melbourne’s South East. We are a multi-disciplinary clinic with highly experienced staff dedicated to providing high-quality care to our patients.

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