Pugh works with Ava on strengthening her entire body and on balance, while trying to not put too much strain on her joints. “For her therapy, I slow everything down to control movement, which is difficult for her,” Pugh said. “I am trying to teach her control and modification of activity.” The goal is to strengthen Ava’s muscles to minimize damage to her joints, maintaining her quality of life. “She is learning to use her body to protect her joints to keep herself healthy,” Pugh said. “We’re also getting her orthotics for her shoes to help with foot alignment.” “She’s doing well,” Pugh said. “She’s so much fun to work with because she’s playful and wants to do everything. I have to slow her down.” “Ava thinks that if she says ‘no’ to activities, it’s like letting the arthritis win,” Pugh explained. “I tell her, ‘you have to pick and choose your activities or, later tonight, you will be in pain.'” no dataAttending an Arthritis Foundation national conference for children with JA and their families last summer in Phoenix helped. “I realized I wasn’t the only kid with JA,” Ava said. “This is something she will be dealing with for the rest of her life, unless someone finds a cure,” Pugh said.
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