The Arthritis Foundation, a member charity of Community Health Charities, offers a variety of information and tools to help people live a better life with arthritis. Whether it’s advice from medical experts to specialized arthritis self-management to exercise classes, the Arthritis Foundation has your solution.
Arthritis Foundation Aquatics Program - This 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.
Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program - This course offers gentle, joint-safe exercises developed specifically for people with arthritis to help relieve stiffness, decrease arthritis pain and improve balance.
Arthritis Foundation Self-Help - Program An in-depth six-week program that teaches the 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, this program is taught by Arthritis Foundation-certified leaders.
Arthritis Foundation Tai Chi Program - Tai Chi has been shown to improve pain, stiffness, flexibility and muscle strength for those with mild to moderate arthritis. Developed by Dr. Paul Lam, this program features agile steps and range of motion exercises, and its movements utilize higher stances.
Walk with Ease - This program is designed to help you motivate yourself to get in great shape, walk safely and comfortably, improve your flexibility, strength and stamina, reduce pain and feel great. This can be experienced in a class setting or on your own at home.
Tip Share - A mobile application that allows you to share your own arthritis tips about managing arthritis pain, rate other people’s tips and view tips from the Arthritis Foundation. iPhone/iPad and Android App downloads are available through your mobile device.
Ease of Use – A list of products and packaging that have received a favorable review and carry the Arthritis Foundation Ease-of-Use Commendation Logo. Ease of Use Sponsors make an annual contribution to the Arthritis Foundation in support of our mission.
Arthritis Foundation Shop - An online store with Arthritis Foundation-recommended products.
The Arthritis Internet Registry (AIR) - A new research project where scientists learn about your experience with arthritis through online questionnaires – how it affects your daily activities, the treatments you use and all medical events that may happen to you, even if they are not apparently related to your arthritis.
The Community - Interact, share and learn from others dealing with arthritis by joining a group, discussion or creating your own blog.
For more information about these programs or any arthritis-related issues, please visit the Arthritis Foundation at www.arthritis.org.
Source: Arthritis Foundation
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