WASHINGTON, D.C.—Rheumatology researchers look for next-generation treatments, healthy interventions, and genetic and microbial clues to disease pathogenesis and therapy response, according to new studies presented at a Nov. 15, 2016, press conference at the 2016 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting.
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OA & Physical Function
How do you know when a patient with knee osteoarthritis (OA) has the ability to walk at least 6,000 steps a day, an established benchmark for good physical function? That was the focus of a new study presented by its co-author, Daniel K. White, PT, ScD, MSc, assistant professor of physical therapy at the University of Delaware.1
“Physical activity is incredibly important for health, especially for people with knee osteoarthritis,” said Mr. White. “Currently, we don’t know how much physical capacity you need to have to be physically active or to walk 6,000 steps per day.”| | | Next → | Single Page