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WHAT IS THE JOINT MOVEMENT?

The Joint Movement®️ helps older people with arthritis to exercise.

The Joint Movement®️ is a group-based exercise program designed for people with arthritis and other chronic musculoskeletal conditions.

Classes are designed to help people aged 65 years and over manage pain and stiffness, increase strength and fitness and improve their quality of life.

The Joint Movement offers two group exercise class options warm water or land-based exercise.

This program is supported by funding from a Sports Australia Better Ageing grant.

STRENGTH & BALANCE TRAINING EXERCISE

Land based exercise classes give you a full-body workout aimed at improving strength, movement and fitness.

Strength training is a name for activities or exercises that build the strength of your muscles. Strength training involves working your muscles a little harder than you do in normal life, usually against some form of resistance.

Each class incorporates a range of exercises to help you to move better. These classes also provide the benefit of giving you an overall body workout.

WARM WATER EXERCISE

Exercising in warm water can be one of the best ways for people with arthritis-related symptoms to exercise comfortably and effectively.

Warm water exercise takes the weight off stiff and painful joints. It also helps muscles to loosen up and relax, easing soreness and soothing pain.

HOW IT WORKS

Joining an exercise program is easy.
Get started in four easy steps.

  1. Refer yourself, or be referred by your GP or physio.
  2. Undertake a pre-exercise assessment.
  3. Attend your 10-week exercise classes.
  4. Complete a follow-up assessment with an exercise professional.

A follow-up assessment provides you and your referring GP with a report on your progress. If you wish to continue with the classes, ongoing sessions will be available to you. You will not need another pre-exercise assessment for this.

Find a class near you.

Group exercise classes are organised by Arthritis organisations in most states and territories. Each class is run by Joint Movement Leaders who have completed specialized training.

To find a class near you, select your state or territory below or call us on 1800 011 041 so that we can get you started.

For NSW and VIC enquiries, please call Arthritis Australia on 1800 111 101 or (02) 9518 4441.

CONTACT US

Have a question or would like more information? We are here to help.

Phone the toll-free Arthritis Infoline on

1800 011 041