May 11, 2017: Osteoarthritis is a degenerative joint disease that affects somewhere between 27 million and 30 million Americans. It’s a chronic condition that can cause pain and stiffness.
Osteoarthritis can make movement difficult, and yet one of the best ways to manage osteoarthritis is to move.
In this episode of Move Forward Radio, we’ll talk about hip and knee osteoarthritis with physical therapist Mary Ann Wilmarth, who doesn’t just treat people with the condition, but lives with it too.
Read more about hip osteoarthritis and knee osteoarthritis.
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Mary Ann Wilmarth, PT, DPT, MS, is a spokeswoman for APTA and CEO of Back2Back Physical Therapy, whose mission is to optimize function via body balance and exercise. She is the immediate past chief of physical therapy at Harvard University, and involved with the Arthritis Foundation. She is also active in CreakyJoints' online patient community, and other organizations supporting arthritis and autoimmune diseases.