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?

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 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 arthritis related?

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