A local physiotherapist is a wellness provider that uses a variety of non-invasive techniques to treat patients. A local physiotherapist may use spinal adjustment, manual adjustment, PRP (platelet-rich plasma) therapy, musculoskeletal ultrasound and stretching. Many patients who have inflammatory conditions can benefit from working with a local physiotherapist. People with inflammatory conditions such as psoriatic arthritis, pseudogout, osteoarthritis and giant cell arteritis may work with a local rheumatologist, who is trained in treating conditions that affect the joints, muscles and bones. If you’re recovering from a surgery such as a knee replacement you may work with a local physiotherapist during your surgical rehab and recovery; if you have rheumatoid arthritis, you may work with them to manage pain and improve mobility. If you’d like more information about how a local physiotherapist can help you with your arthritis, gout, shoulder arthritis, thumb arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis or other inflammatory condition, start by talking to your local family physician or local rheumatologist.