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Inpatient Arthritis Program

The Inpatient Arthritis Program at HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Jonesboro provides eligible patients with a multidisciplinary rehabilitation approach to overcoming the challenges presented by arthritis.


  • Perform an individualized assessment of the patient's strengths and limitations
  • Provide education on disease process, adaptive strategies, functional training and appropriate equipment
  • Maximize the patient's functional independence at home, work and in the community

Admission Criteria

  • Physical and/or cognitive deficits resulting from various forms of arthritis including, but not limited to: osteoarthritis (OA), rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and degenerative joint disease (DJD)
  • Ability to participate in intensive physical therapy and occupational therapy, including aquatic therapy
  • Potential for meeting feasible rehabilitation goals

Multidisciplinary Team

  • Physician
  • Dietician/Nutritionist
  • Rehabilitation nurse
  • Psychologist
  • Physical therapist
  • Case manager
  • Occupational therapist

Program Features

  • Multidisciplinary team
  • Therapeutic program
  • Modalities for pain management
  • Education classes on body mechanics, joint protection, energy conservation, stress, pain management, nutrition and modification of daily and leisure activities

Contact Us

For more information about the Inpatient Arthritis Program at HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Jonesboro or to make a referral, please call 870 932-0440.

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