Arthritis Foundation Aquatic Program

Incorporates the buoyancy of water and the soothing warmth of a heated pool to make a safe, ideal environment for relieving arthritis pain and stiffness.  Gentle movements increase joint flexibility and range of motion, while new exercise variations help build stronger muscles and overall stamina.  For those seeking a more challenging workout, resistance equipment and a deep water option can be incorporated. The ability to swim is not required for classes in shallow water. Led by Arthritis Foundation-certified instructors.  

Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program

Gentle, joint-safe exercises developed specifically for people with arthritis to help relieve stiffness, decrease arthritis pain and improve balance.  The course incorporates the optional use of resistance bands and weights for an added workout as well as interactive health education lessons and stress-reducing relaxation techniques to help participants better manage their arthritis.  The low-impact exercises can be done while sitting, standing or on the floor.  Led by Arthritis Foundation-certified instructors.

Arthritis Foundation Self-Help Program

In-depth six-week program teaches knowledge and skills needed to better manage arthritis.  Classes cover ways to reduce pain and stress, cope with fatigue, use medications wisely and benefit from exercise.  Developed at Stanford University, the program is taught by Arthritis Foundation-certified leaders.  A mail-out version of this program you can do in your own home is also available.

Arthritis Foundation Tai Chi Program

Offer this joint-safe program which has been shown to improve pain, stiffness, flexibility, and muscle strength for those with mild to moderate arthritis. Developed by Dr. Paul Lam, the program features agile steps and range of motion exercises and its movements utilize higher stances.

 

 

 


 

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