Healthcare rheumatic sick day AIFI Commitment to improve the quality of life

Healthcare, rheumatic sick day, AIFI: “ commitment to improve the quality of life ”

Rheumatoid arthritis, arthrosis and osteoporosis are among the most common. Then there are lupus erythematoso, scleroderma, sjogren syndrome or other forms of systemic autoimmune pathologies, rarer. These are rheumatic diseases, pathologies characterized by inflammatory processes against different structures such as joints, ligaments, tendons, bones or muscles and which in some cases can also involve other organs.

At the beginning the bells of the alarm are few alarm

At the beginning the bells of the alarm are few and episodes, but the difficulties of movement, the stiffness to the joints and the pains suddenly appear: for this reason, if not promptly diagnosed and well -kept, they can lead from the loss functionality of the structures affected up to even more serious results.

With consequent repercussions on the quality of life of the affected people, often generally more women, while there is no age ’ specification of the onset of the disease, to the point that children can also be affected. On the occasion of the world day of the rheumatic patient, which is celebrated today, the Italian Association of the Italian Physiotherapists (AIFI) reiterates their commitment to support people who suffer from this pathology. Fundamental and ’ In fact, the role of the physiotherapist, whose main objective e ’ “ improve the patient’s quality of life ” explains Dr. Filippo Maselli, president of the GTM – Specialized group group in manual therapy and musculoskeletal physiotherapy of AIFI.

There are many rheumatic pathologies, each with particular clinical characteristics.

Explains Dr. Maselli

“ the vast majority of these pathologies, however ’- explains Dott. Maselli- alternates stages of acuzie with phases of remission of symptoms. And precisely in these last phases that the physiotherapist specialized in musculoskeletal and orthopedic physiotherapy can perform its function at best: the new scientific evidence demonstrate how therapeutic exercise, muscle reinforcement and improvement of performance in carrying out the activities daily can be a valid help in reducing joint rigidity, painful symptomatology in the subsequent stages of acuzia and certainly improving the quality of life ”.

And in the perspective of making “ patients ”, the physiotherapist can also agree with patients some individualized exercises on the basis of preferences, requests and skills ’ functional, which the patient will be able to integrate into his daily life and then carry out daily at home ”. There are currently many of these pathologies medical and pharmacological therapies with which e ’ It is possible to guarantee the remission of the pathology and a consequent return to a normal life. The Dott.

Maselli therefore clarifies the role of physiotherapy.

“ if e ’ possible regression of symptoms? It depends what we mean. If we refer to the clinical healing of rheumatic pathology, obviously it cannot only occur with physiotherapy but there are therapeutic care paths that the patient must carry on together with the rheumatologist and many other health professionals.

But if we mean the ability ’ Of the patient to have less and less acute events, to have a lesser intensity of pain in the moment of the acutes, reduce the amount of drugs and improve its daily lives, physiotherapy can certainly be an effective response and therefore improve the general picture by acting on motor performance and on the muscle elasticity of patients, helping them to lead a life with greater well -being ”.