Arthritis can severely limit the arthritis sufferer’s quality of life. There are a number of causes for arthritis but regardless of the reason for it, the effect can be devastating on the patient’s quality of life. Medication does definitely provide some help and it is important to continue to take the medication prescribed by the rheumatologist or associated medical specialist.
Our clinicians develop a wellness program in conjunction with the patient that can focus on issues involving:
- Quality of life and mood management
- Pain coping strategies
- Stress management
- Lifestyle planning
However, our individual program for arthritis sufferers is not limited to these points.
Arthritis New Zealand has an extremely helpful web page and some excellent programs which we strongly recommend: http://www.arthritis.org.nz/index.php?section=arth