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Programs & Services


Rheumatology - Rheumatoid Arthritis and Ankylosing Spondylitis Group Management Programs

The group sessions empower persons living with inflammatory arthritis to actively manage their health and achieve a better quality of life.

Rheumatoid Arthritis Group Management Program - "Managing Your RA"

Sessions include presentations, group participation and discussion, and individual treatment with an Arthritis Care Team physical therapist and occupational therapist.

Learn about:

  • understanding rheumatoid arthritis
  • joint management and joint protection
  • methods to relieve pain
  • fitness and exercise
  • managing fatigue
  • relaxation
  • nutrition
  • pharmacy management and medical update
  • strategies for living well
  • goal setting to achieve change

The Arthritis Care Team will meet with you for an individual assessment prior to the group program, and an individual follow-up will be arranged for 2 months after attending the program.

Ankylosing Spondylitis Group Management Program - "Managing Your AS"

Sessions include presentations, discussion and active participation

Learn about:

  • understanding ankylosing spondylitis and spondyloarthritis
  • managing pain and stiffness
  • fitness and exercise
  • tips for daily living
  • managing fatigue
  • medical update
  • goal setting to achieve change

Contact Details

University of Alberta Hospital

This facility provides a range of healthcare services including a 24/7 emergency department.

Facility Address
8440 112 Street NW
Edmonton, Alberta
T6G 2B7
Telephone
780-407-1609, 780-407-6002
Accessibility

Includes washrooms, drinking fountains, ramps, elevators, doorways

Designated disabled parking spaces underground (Level O) level of the East parkade on 83 Avenue.

Getting There

Bus stops at 112 and 114 St and LRT Health Sciences station is located west across 114 St.

Parking map

Hours of Operation
Facility Hours of Operation

Visiting Hours Monday - Sunday 11:00 am to 8:00 pm.

Monday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Tuesday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Wednesday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Thursday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Friday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Saturday

Sunday

Access
Service Providers May Include
dietitian, occupational therapists (OTs), pharmacist, physical therapists (PTs), psychologist, rheumatologists, therapy assistant, nurse
Eligibility

Must be under the care of a rheumatologist and be diagnosed with an inflammatory arthritis

Service Access

Healthcare providers should consult the Alberta Referral Directory for service referral information.

Referrals are accepted by rheumatologists only.


Fees

For materials


Service Languages
Interpreter/Translation services