Do you suffer from pain or Osteoarthritis in your hip or knee?
TBI Health understand that living with Osteoarthritis can prevent you from doing the things you love. We are running a rehabilitation service called Hip and Knee Mobility Action Programme for people that are developing hip or knee osteoarthritis (OA).
Our programme will give you the tools to help you manage your condition. And you’ll be educated on how you can stay active and get on with doing the activities you love.
What does the Osteoarthritis Programme consist of?
The Osteoarthritis Programme (OA Programme) is a TBI Health initiative currently available to people living in the Hutt Valley (Lower Hutt and Upper Hutt) who are developing hip or knee Osteoarthritis.
Patients receive an initial assessment with one of our Physiotherapists and work through a series of educational modules and exercise sessions each week to help you understand your condition.
The programme is provided by a team of health professionals including:
- Occupational Therapists
- Exercise Physiologists
- Arthritis New Zealand Educators
How long does the programme take to complete?
The programme runs over a six week period and includes physio assessments and weekly exercise sessions. On completion, you will be helped to integrate into support services that are currently available within the community. This includes the Green Prescription and Arthritis New Zealand support.
Who can access the programme and how much does it cost?
This programme is available for patients living in the Hutt Valley (Lower Hutt and Upper Hutt).
The programme is fully funded by Hutt Valley DHB if you have a Community Services Card, Gold Card or are in need of financial assistance to access the programme.
If you don’t qualify for funding, the cost is $155 for the full 6 week programme.
A crucial part of the Mobility and Action programme is to equip our participants with a wide array of knowledge and information on their condition/diagnosis. This is typically done through group education seminars and include presentations from a number of different practitioners including: Physiotherapists, Nutritionists, Pharmacists, Psychologists and Arthritis New Zealand. For a full list of these presentations and when they are held, please click here.
Note: The Psychological Pain Management seminar on Monday 1st of March and all other group classes have been postponed for the week starting 1 March 2021
Our group education seminars are currently held at:
The Ricoh Centre
237 Taita Drive
How can I get onto this programme?
Please discuss our Osteoarthritis Programme with your Doctor or Health Professional. You can also access the programme directly through contacting Rory Martin on firstname.lastname@example.org or call 04 570 2639 and enquire about our “OA programme”.
Tips on keeping active with OA
For some tips on staying active while living with osteoarthritis, see our latest blog post.
I am a health professional – how do I get more information or make a referral?
If you are a health professional and would like to discuss our OA initiative in more detail, please contact the TBI Health Clinic Manager in your region.