Let's say you have osteoarthritis - perhaps the most frequent disorder of locomotors system. It is often treated with a surgical procedure to clean out debris in the joint, using a tiny scope inserted directly into the knee. However more and more researches point out fact that the surgery works, but no better than other treatments. Dr. Kalousek is a rheumatologist from Spa-resorts.cz says - surgery doesn't stop the arthritic process. Interestingly American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) encourages patients to consider physical therapy as an effective non-surgical option for treatment of osteoarthritis. Doctor Kalousek confidences that beside health SPA treatments everyone can protect joints from osteoarthritis or for sure slow its progression simply by following suggestions: -Reduce weight. Just remember that every kilogram lost reduces the load exerted on the knee for each step by 4 pound. -Get active. Training strengthens the muscles around joints, which can prevent cartilage from wearing down. -Stay straight. Good position protects the neck, back, hip and knee joints. -Don't stay immobile when sitting. Changing positions can reduce joint and muscle stiffness. -Lift carefully. Use your biggest and strongest joints and muscles when carrying & lifting to avoid straining smaller joints. -Take a rest. Rest between periods of heavy activity to avoid repetitive stress on joints that can accelerate wear and tear. In other words therapeutic treatment is a good option of surgical operation in many cases!