As the national authority on arthritis, the Arthritis Foundation is in a unique position to present programs that make a vital difference in the lives of people with arthritis. Our exercise and education programs were developed by experts and are proven to benefit people with arthritis.

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.  The ability to swim is not required for classes in shallow water. 

West Virginia Aquatic Programs


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 interactive health education lessons and stress-reducing relaxation techniques to help participants better manage their arthritis.  

West Virginia Exercise Programs


Arthritis Foundation Tai Chi Program

This joint-safe program 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.

West Virginia Tai Chi Programs

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