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Living Well with Arthritis

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Living Well with Arthritis


The Living Well with Arthritis & Related Conditions course is a programme of non-medical interventions, designed to complement the medical treatment of conditions with simple but effective techniques.The course is taught over a six-week period in weekly two-hour sessions. Each group usually has 18 people and is led by two trained leaders.

Who is the course for?
The course is for anyone over the age of 18 with any form of arthritis and related conditions including osteoporosis, fibromyalgia, chronic back pain, polymyalgia rheumatica, lupus, Raynaud's disease and scleroderma.

How will the course help me?
The Living Well with Arthritis & Related Conditions course is designed to help you manage your pain, reduce your fatigue, improve your sense of well-being and meet and share your experiences, with people who are coping with many of the same issues as you.

Overview of the Living Well with Arthritis & Related Conditions course.

The course covers the following topics:
Understanding pain
The pain cycle
Action planning
Management techniques including pain management, distraction and more
Exercise including flexibility, strengthening, endurance, relaxation and more
Medications
Fatigue and energy conservation
Healthy living
Dealing with difficult emotions.

The Living Well with Arthritis & Related Conditions course costs €32, reduced price for medical card holders is €24.

You can also become a FRIEND of Arthritis Ireland for the discounted price of €26. Here are some of great benefits you will receive:
An Arthrtitis Ireland Affinity card , providing access to great discounts
Regular updates on events and activities, developments and stories from our community in The Story
The latest news on research and new treatments (by email)
And, you will be helping thousands of other people living with conditions nationwide



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