What treatments are available to a physiatrist working with patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA)?

Updated: Feb 07, 2020
  • Author: Howard R Smith, MD; Chief Editor: Herbert S Diamond, MD  more...
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Nonpharmacologic therapeutic modalities that are available to the physiatrist to assist patients in achieving these goals includ the following [144, 145, 146] :

  • Splints and orthotics
  • Assistive equipment
  • Joint-protection and energy-conservation techniques
  • Education
  • Therapeutic exercise programs

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