150 minutes per week of exercise is important for all Canadians. Although some individuals with arthritis may find it hard to find modified activities. At Charlton Health we have compiled a list of community resources and on-line programs for individuals with arthritis to help you to achieve 150 minutes of exercise per week.
|Resource||What it is?||Location||Contact information / Website|
|Arthritis Society – Arthritis Rehabilitation and Education program||Helps facilitate access to physiotherapists, occupational therapists and social workers||Various – Click here for more information||1-800-321-1433 ext. 1301|
|INMOTION||Weekly education sessions by a physiotherapist for individuals with chronic bone and joint health problems such as osteoporosis and arthritis. This program allows participants to access; GentleFit, hydrotherapy and Walkfit classes along with individualized exercise plans||Les Chater Family YMCA (356 Rymal Road East, Hamilton, ON)
|Your Exercise Solution||Program by the arthritis foundation that helps individuals find exercises that will work for them||Online||https://www.arthritis.org/living-with-arthritis/tools-resources/your-exercise-solution/|
|From Soup to Tomatoes (exercise program)||Online exercise videos that are for individuals with mobility impairment, all exercises are done with the support of a chair.||Online||https://www.fromsouptotomatoes.com/|
|GLA:D exercise program||This is a standardized education and exercise program, that is twice a week for 6 weeks. 2 sessions are education and the rest of the sessions are exercise with a trainer.
Referrals to this clinic need to be accessed via the Rapid Access Clinic (RAC) ask your physician if you would qualify.
|Wilson Medical Centre (130 Wilson St lower level Hamilton, ON, L8R 1E2
|Get RA fit
|FREE 12-week online exercise program for patients specifically with Rheumatoid Arthritis||Online||http://getrafit.com/|
Brittany Cook is a 4th year pharmacy student completing one of her final rotations at Charlton Health. During her schooling has been extensively involved in arthritis care. She has participated in pharmacy practice research and is the recipient of various awards and scholarships