Arthritis At Home Episode 111 – Patient education, shoulder osteoarthritis and joint replacement surgery
In this episode of Arthritis At Home, Rochelle Furtado, physiotherapy student and PhD candidate at Western University, shares her thoughts about patient education, shoulder osteoarthritis (OA) and shoulder replacement surgery. She also highlights the importance of physiotherapy for pre- and post-joint surgery recovery and managing your osteoarthritis.
Rochelle is studying in the Health and Rehabilitation Sciences Program at Western University in London, Ontario. Rochelle’s doctoral thesis is focused on patient education for shoulder OA and joint replacement surgery.
Check out these resources to learn more:
When it hurts to move: Shoulder arthritis – https://whenithurtstomove.org/wp-content/uploads/4-Shoulder_Arthritis.pdf
OARSI: Understanding your osteoarthritis – https://oarsi.org/patients
Alberta Health: Should I have shoulder replacement surgery? – https://myhealth.alberta.ca/Health/pages/conditions.aspx?hwid=bo1198
Shoulder exercises to ease arthritis pain: 6 daily exercises to try – https://creakyjoints.org/diet-exercise/exercises-arthritis-shoulder-pain/