Class Descriptions

What you will learn in our classes

Managing Hip & Knee Osteoarthritis

Taught by: Occupational Therapist

  • What is osteoarthritis?
  • How do I manage my osteoarthritis without surgery?
  • How can I protect my joints?
  • What happens if I need joint replacement surgery?

Arthritis & 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 arthritis?
  • 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 arthritis?
  • 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?

Curious about Cannabis

Taught by: Registered Nurse

  • One hour evidence-based session introducing Cannabis as a complementary modality, covering:
  • The history of prohibition
  • How and why Cannabis can help with issues like pain
  • How to access Cannabis for medical purposes

Mindful Eating for Better Health, Part 1 & 2

Taught by: Registered Dietitian

  • Do you struggle with behaviours, thoughts or emotions that affect your eating?  Learn how to improve what you eat by changing your relationship with food and eating.

Nordic Pole Walking for Arthritis 

  • 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 Management 

Taught by: Registered Nurse

  • 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 arthritis related?

Working from Home with Arthritis - Ergonomic Tips

Taught by: Occupational Therapist

  • What are the risk factors for injuries?
  • How can I ergonomically set up my workstation when I have arthritis?
  • What are other strategies I can use to improve my workstation at home?

Shoulder Osteoarthritis

Taught by: Physiotherapist 

  • How does my shoulder joint work?
  • How can I protect my shoulder joint?
  • What exercises should I do for my shoulder?
  • What strategies can I use to manage my shoulder pain?

Steps to Success - small group sessions 

Taught by: Physiotherapist, Occupational Therapist, Registered Nurse or Registered Dietitian

  • Small interactive group sessions for those who have attended two or more OASIS education sessions
  • Get help setting goals and developing an action plan to self-manage your osteoarthritis
  • Get support from others who are managing osteoarthritis - come ready to participate in the group discussion!

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