Physical Therapy for Osteoarthritis & Osteoporosis 


Many people suffering from osteoporosis and osteoarthritis can benefit from physical therapy and rehabilitation. Selma Umar, Doctor of Physical Therapy at Priority Care Physical Therapy in San Diego is experienced in treating these conditions to help reduce pain, increase strength, and improve flexibility.

Physical Therapy for Osteoarthritis

Did you know osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common joint disorder in the world? This painful, degenerative joint disease often effects the knees, hips, neck, back, or joints of the hands due to repeated overuse from performing a particular task, playing a sport, or from carrying excess body weight.

According to research, a good exercise program can slow the progression of osteoarthritis and relieve symptoms like stiffness, swelling, and pain. However, it is important to find the proper balance between exercise and rest, as too much physical activity may increase pain, while too little physical activity may make joints stiffen up.

Selma Umar, PT, DPT at Priority Care Physical Therapy in San Diego is experienced in the management of osteoarthritis and can put together a targeted exercise program paired with manual physical therapy customized for your needs. The program typically includes aerobic exercises, strengthening exercises, resistance training, and flexibility exercises to help improve osteoarthritis.

Physical Therapy for Osteoporosis

Exercise is vital to strong bones so your doctor may prescribe physical therapy as part of your osteoporosis treatment and/or prevention plan. At Priority Care Physical Therapy in San Diego, we'll help you learn how to incorporate appropriate exercises for osteoporosis into your life.

What to expect during your physical therapy treatments for osteoporosis depends on your individual factors such as your overall physical fitness, what your body can handle, and your risk for spinal fractures. Typically, your physical therapist will help you create an exercise plan that includes strengthening exercises, weight-bearing exercises, and balance and posture exercises. Your physical therapist may also teach you the best ways to safely engage in your daily activities.

Schedule An Appointment

Ready to start physical therapy for osteoporosis or osteoarthritis? Contact Priority Care Physical Therapy in San Diego to schedule an appointment with Selma Umar, Doctor of Physical Therapy.