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Program Highlights

A typical program for children suffering from juvenile arthritis or related disorders includes:

  • Joint protection. Children learn the importance of good posture, energy conservation and use of assistive devices to minimize stress on joints.
  • Exercise. The center's team develops an individualized exercise programs and physical activity guide for the child.
  • Pain management. Both the child and family members learn new ways to control pain and deal with the associated stresses of daily living.
  • Nutrition. A balanced diet is developed with recommendations for supplements if indicated. Parents receive advice on coping with other dietary problems, such as a child who is a finicky eater.
  • School issues. Parents are assisted in educating teachers about childhood arthritis and developing a plan that allows the child to flexibility in learning and adaptation for his or her needs.
  • Medications. Extensive orientation is given to the parents and children about the proper use and side effects of the drugs and treatment of the rheumatic conditions.

 


For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call 786-624-2778 or toll free 1-888-624-2778.

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