Class Descriptions

What you will learn in our classes

Understanding Osteoarthritis

Taught by: Occupational Therapist

  • What is osteoarthritis?
  • What are the signs and symptoms?
  • How do I manage my osteoarthritis?
  • How can I protect my joints?

Osteoarthritis & Exercise

Taught by: Physiotherapist

  • How can exercise and activity help?
  • What exercises should I do?
  • How often should I exercise?
  • How do I know if I’ve exercised too much?

Nutrition & Supplements / Weight Control

Taught by: Registered Dietitian

  • How does diet affect osteoarthritis?
  • How do I navigate Canada's Food Guide?
  • Are there any nutrients that can help?
  • Are there any supplements that can help?
  • How does weight affect osteoarthritis?
  • How can I improve my eating habits?
  • How do I manage portion size?

Pain Management

Taught by: Registered Nurse

  • Why does pain happen?
  • What makes pain worse?
  • How can I manage a flare up?
  • What strategies can I use to deal with my chronic pain?

Mindful Eating for Weight Control, Part 1

Taught by: Registered Dietitian

  • Do I know why I eat and when I'm full?
  • What triggers me to eat?
  • How do my emotions affect my eating?

Mindful Eating for Weight Control, Part 2

** Must complete Mindful Eating for Weight Control, Part 1, to register for this class

Taught by: Registered Dietitian

  • Why do I eat the way I do?
  • Can I change my relationship with food?
  • Can changing my thinking about food help to change my eating?

Nordic Pole Walking & Osteoarthritis 

  • How can pole-walking make it easier for me to stay active when my joints hurt?
  • How do I use the poles?
  • What stretches can I do with the poles?
  • How can breathing and relaxation exercises help manage my pain?

Hand Osteoarthritis

Taught by: Physiotherapist or Occupational Therapist

  • How can I protect my hands and prevent deformity?
  • What exercises can I do for my hands?
  • What strategies can I use to manage my hand pain?

Foot /Ankle Osteoarthritis

Taught by: Physiotherapist and/or Occupational Therapist

  • How can I protect the joints in my feet?
  • What exercises can I do for my feet and ankles?
  • What strategies can I use to manage my foot and/or ankle pain?

Sleep, Stress & Osteoarthritis

Taught by: Registered Nurse or Occupational Therapist

  • Why do I need to sleep?
  • What factors change our sleep cycle?
  • How can I take control and improve my sleep?
  • What is stress? How can I manage my stress?
    How are sleep, stress and osteoarthritis related?

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