Rehab Hours: Monday – Friday, 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Today, one in five Americans suffer from the pain of arthritis. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention project that by the year 2030, an estimated 67 million people in the U.S. will be affected by arthritis. One stop you can take to help prevent the disease and help ease the pain is to get active. Exercise reduces joint pain and stiffness, builds strong muscle around the joints and increases flexibility and endurance. It also reduces inflammation from arthritis. Always talk to your doctor about treatment and pain management.

The arthritis classes include low impact exercises, an educational module and relaxation/breathing techniques. The low-impact class is designed to help build endurance and improve movement. While the program is a fun, safe way for people with arthritis to stay fit, it should not replace treatment prescribed by a doctor or physical therapist. This program provides arthritis education and it can change someone’s quality of life by decreasing pain.

For more information about this class, call the rehabilitation department at 620-252-1505.