May 31, 2017: Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disorder that causes joint inflammation and pain. Unlike osteoarthritis, which is the result of wear and tear on a specific joint, the effects of rheumatoid arthritis can be felt across a person’s entire body.
In this episode of Move Forward Radio, physical therapist Maura Daly-Iversen discusses what we know about rheumatoid arthritis, which affects approximately 1% of Americans, and how to effectively manage its effects.
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Maura Daily Iversen, PT, DPT, SD, FAPTA, is a US Fulbright Research Scholar, professor and chair of Physical Therapy, Movement and Rehabilitation Sciences at Northeastern University, and senior lecturer in medicine at Harvard Medical School. She is also a foreign professor in the Department of Women’s and Children’s Health at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden, and adjunct faculty at HERACLEIA Human Centered Laboratory, University of Texas, Arlington.