Getting a Jump on JA
Eating a healthy diet is essential for children with JA, but parents and caregivers need to be aware that some foods can cause inflammation and flare-ups that can result in loss of appetite. Some medications can cause dietary disruptions and problems ranging from dry mouth to excessive thirst. Other youngsters may experience high-appetite episodes and medications for JA can disturb appetite and eating habits.
Managing JA with PT
Massage therapy has a strong psychological component that helps ease your youngster’s anxiety, fear and frustration of coping with the condition and it promotes restful sleep.
Your child’s physical therapist may employ heat and cryotherapies for relief from pain and inflammation, along with dry needling, acupuncture, or electro-stimulation for older youngsters. Assistance is also available with crutches, canes, walkers and wheelchairs when applicable to help reduce the risk of falls and injuries and improve mobility
Nutritional counseling and supplement recommendations from your physical therapist ensure your child has the necessary resources for health. Specialized accommodations, ergonomic solutions and adaptive techniques help your child perform tasks easier, more comfortably, with less pain, and with less chance of injury. Being as self-sufficient as possible improves confidence and your child’s self-image.
Children with juvenile arthritis face multiple challenges and Healing Touch Physical Therapy can help manage every stage of the condition. The techniques and therapies will help your youngster stay active, manage pain and flare-ups, and improve quality of life.
Dr. A Mathew MPT, DPT
We strongly believe that everyone should have a clear understanding of what's going on with their body rather that relying on medical professionals for every little thing.
1605 Hillside Ave,
New Hyde Park, NY 11040
Monday - Friday: 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm