A specialised 18 week program that combines weight loss, lower limb muscle strengthening and pain management strategies to help people with osteoarthritis to improve joint mobility and improve pain management.
Arthritis is inflammation in one or more of the joints that causes pain, stiffness and limited movement. In the most recent Australian Bureau of Statistics National Health Survey (2007-08) 15% of the population reported having arthritis. Over half these people had osteoarthritis.
Run by the Healthy Weight for Life team, the Integrated Osteoarthritis Management™ program is a specialised 18 week, 3 phase osteoarthritis management program that combines weight loss, lower limb muscle strengthening and pain management strategies to help people with osteoarthritis:
Eligible members can participate in this program at no charge.
There is no need to attend meetings or clinics and all the program components are delivered directly to members. As part of the program, you will receive:
To find out if you are eligible to take part in the Integrated Osteoarthritis Management Program, and begin the registration process, visit oa.hwfl.com.au.
Please note: You will be leaving the Bupa Australia site and be transferred to the Healthy Weight for Life site.