ME – My Exercise with Arthritis ACT
My Exercise (ME) is an umbrella term for ‘Building a Better Me’. Exclusively with Arthritis ACT, we offer you the opportunity to take control of YOUR health and well-being. Our exercise classes are carefully designed to help you achieve specific health goals, whether it be to be able to hang the washing up pain-free, or go up and down stairs, our team of Exercise Physiologists and Physiotherapists are here to support YOU!!
Classes are conducted at two locations in Canberra. If you are housebound, we can bring the program to you.
Arthritis ACT Offices
170 Haydon Drive
Pearce Community Centre
My Exercise caters for all levels of ability and mobility. Details of each class are provided below. To join one of our classes you will need to have an appointment with one of our Allied Health Professionals first.
M.E SHOULDER/UPPER BODY CLASS
An exercise class for people experiencing shoulder/arm pain, tendinopathies, rotator cuff issues, limited range of motion, over use and strain injuries of the upper limb. Exercise will focus on strengthening muscles for joint stability and pain management to maintain functional capacity.
Classes are offered at Bruce on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays
M.E BACK PAIN CLASS
An exercise class for people with lower back pain, disc injury/degeneration and thoracic/lumbar instability. Exercises will focus on strengthening muscles to stabilize the spine, improve posture and decrease pain.
Classes are offered at Bruce on Mondays and Tuesdays
M.E LOWER LIMB CLASS
An exercise class for people with hip/knee pain, including pre/post-surgery. Exercises focus on improving the strength, balance and stability of the lower limb.
PILATES CLASS – Starting soon
A low impact exercise focusing on muscular flexibility, strength and endurance. Initial class will be floor-based and held at Bruce on Mondays and Pearce on Thursdays.
SMALL EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY CLASS *
Entry-level exercise program tailored to meet your individual goals. Classes are kept to small numbers with participants provided with individualised exercise programs.
Classes are offered at Bruce on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.
Classes are offered at Pearce on Mondays and Thursdays.
* home classes which can be a regular home visit by one of our Exercise Physiologists or a visit to provide you the program and instruct you on how to carry out – we do advise checking in every few months at a minimum if you take this option – are charged at home visit rates. NDIS clients who are not self-managed will be charged the NDIS small group rate for exercise groups.
For further information please call Arthritis ACT on 1800 011 041 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.