Physical therapy can be an essential component of managing arthritis, helping to alleviate pain, improve mobility, and enhance overall quality of life.

At Saint Alphonsus Rehabilitation Services (STARS), our caring physical therapists can help you manage your arthritis or related diagnosis without invasive surgeries or drugs. We use industry-accepted techniques for arthritis management that let you adjust your lifestyle to control your arthritis. Physical therapy can help with arthritis management. It can also help with a variety of related issues, including:

Manage Arthritis with Physical Therapy

What Can a Physical Therapist Do for You?

Our STARS Physical Therapy specialists will develop an individualized plan of exercises to improve flexibility, strength, coordination and balance to achieve optimal physical function.

  • We will teach you proper posture and body mechanics for common daily activities. Small changes in habit can relieve pain and improve your life.
  • We will show you how to properly use devices like walkers and canes.
  • We will recommend different treatment options. Braces and splints can support joints. Special shoes and inserts can relieve stress on the lower extremities. Hot and cold therapy can ease joint pain and stiffness.
  • We suggest modifications to your environment. Ergonomic chairs or a chef’s mats in your kitchen can relieve pain and improve function.

For more information about arthritis, contact the Arthritis Foundation at

About STARS Physical Therapy

Contact STARS physical therapy in Boise, Meridian and throughout the Treasure Valley today. Find out what physical therapy can do for you. STARS has offices throughout Southwest Idaho and Eastern Oregon and is available 9-5 every weekday through our general 208-367-7827 office number.

Arthritis management is possible through physical therapy and the support of your local providers at STARS Physical Therapy.

STARS Physical Therapy is a proud partner of the Saint Alphonsus Medical Group.