Therapies for Rheumatic Disorders

The physiotherapist’s (PT) role in the management of patients with Rheumatic disease is to work in partnership with the patient to enable them to achieve and maintain optimal function and independence. For many patients this will involve taking an active role in family, work and social lives. The physical therapist can help patients manage arthritis pain, promote mobility and day-to-day function, and stay active and independent in home, work, community and leisure settings. Arthroplasty or total joint reconstruction is an orthopedic surgical procedure where the articular surface of a musculoskeletal joint is replaced, remodelled, or realigned by osteotomy or some other procedure. It is an elective procedure that is done to relieve pain and restore function to the joint after damage by arthritis or some other type of trauma. A variety of drugs - ranging from over-the-counter pain relievers to prescription steroids - are helpful in managing the pain and swelling associated with some rheumatic diseases. Treatments vary from person to person and change as the disease progresses. In the last decade, there have been significant advances in treating rheumatoid arthritis, especially for patients whose arthritis does not respond to traditional disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs). The most important advance has been the development of a group of drugs called biologic response modifiers or biologics. There are a number of biologics approved to treat rheumatoid arthritis. Biologics are genetically-engineered proteins derived from human genes. They are designed to inhibit specific components of the immune system that play pivotal roles in fueling inflammation, which is a central feature of rheumatoid arthritis.

Joint and knee replacement treatment, immune therapy and chemo therapy for arthritis along with the physiotherapeutic treatments, instruments and advances will also be discussed under this track. 

The physiotherapist’s (PT) role in the management of patients with Rheumatic disease is to work in partnership with the patient to enable them to achieve and maintain optimal function and independence. For many patients this will involve taking an active role in family, work and social lives. The physical therapist can help patients manage arthritis pain, promote mobility and day-to-day function, and stay active and independent in home, work, community and leisure settings.

  • Arthroplasty and total joint reconstruction
  • Disease-modifying anti Rheumatic drugs
  • Biologic agents and therapies for Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Joint and knee replacement treatment
  • Immuno therapy and chemo therapy for Arthritis
  • Physiotherapeutic treatments and advances
  • Physiotherapy Instruments

Related Conference of Therapies for Rheumatic Disorders

September 12-14, 2016

6th Annual Surgeons & Orthopedics Conference & Expo

Atlanta, Georgia USA
September 21-22, 2016

2nd International Conference and Expo on Audiology and Deaf Studies

Las Vegas,Nevada, USA
October 3-4, 2016

International Conference and Expo on Medical Sonography

Vancouver, Canada
October 13-15, 2016

7th Global Orthopedicians Annual Meeting

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
October 24-25, 2016

World Congress On Vascular Diseases, Medicine & Surgeons Summit

Chicago, Illinois, USA
November 7-8, 2016

5th International Conference and Exhibition on Surgery

Alicante, Spain
November 07-08, 2016

Specialists Meeting on Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders

Alicante, Spain
November 28-30, 2016

4th Global Summit and Medicare Expo on Head and Neck Surgery

San Antonio, USA
December 8-10,2016 ( 6 Plenary Forums - 1Event)

Global Ortho Congress

Philadelphia,USA
July 17-19, 2017

International Conference on Arthroplasty

Munich, Germany
October 30-November 1, 2017

Global surgeons meeting on Bariatric surgery

San Antonio, USA
November 13-15, 2017

Global Orthopaedicians Meeting on Tennis Elbow

SanAntonio, USA

Therapies for Rheumatic Disorders Conference Speakers

Recommended Sessions

Related Journals

Are you interested in