Arthritis Society (The)

Site: Central East Region - Peterborough

Description
Description (Service) Provides general information to the public and supports, assessment and treatment to individuals affected by arthritis. 
 
Offers occupational therapy services in a clinic environment and through home, workplace and school visits as required. Clients can learn: 
* to manage pain 
* about medication 
* exercises to reduce stiffness, increase strength and improve fitness 
* energy conservation and joint protection 
* ways to cope with the emotional impact of arthritis 
* how their families can help 
* ways to adapt their homes and workplaces 
 
Clinics are held weekly in Peterborough and monthly in Cobourg, Campbellford, Lindsay, Haliburton, Kinmount and Port Hope. Appointment is required 
 
Also offers: 
* professional education to medical and paramedical groups  
* education and skills needed to manage arthritis through occupational therapist-led programs "Osteoarthritis of the Hand" and "Stay Active - Manage Osteoarthritis Pain" 
* Chronic Pain Management Workshops for adults, teens and children
Service Details
Hours By appointment
Areas Served Durham Region ; Haliburton County ; Kawartha Lakes ; Northumberland County ; Peterborough (County of)
Eligibility Self referral or referral by a doctor
Application Call for appointment
Languages English ; French - Publications
Fees None - funded by the LHIN and The Arthritis Society ; Contact for details
Address and Location
Located In Community Peterborough
Address & Map
Cherney Building
159 King St, Suite 203B
Peterborough, ON K9J 2R8
 
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Intersection George St and King St
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Contact Information
Office Phone 705-742-7191
Toll Free Phone Appointment bookings 1-800-321-1433 ext 3381 
Arthritis Information and Help Line 1-800-321-1433
Fax 705-742-3560
Website www.arthritis.ca
Social Media Facebook Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArthritisSociety
Twitter Twitter: twitter.com/arthritissoc
Primary Contact Osk Jenkins, Occupational Therapist; Email: ojenkins@arthritis.ca

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