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Programs & Services

Rheumatology - Rheumatoid Arthritis and Ankylosing Spondylitis Group Management Programs

The group sessions empower persons living with inflammatory arthritis to actively manage their health and achieve a better quality of life.

Rheumatoid Arthritis Group Management Program - "Managing Your RA"

Sessions include presentations, group participation and discussion, and individual treatment with an Arthritis Care Team physical therapist and occupational therapist.

Learn about:

  • understanding rheumatoid arthritis
  • joint management and joint protection
  • methods to relieve pain
  • fitness and exercise
  • managing fatigue
  • relaxation
  • nutrition
  • pharmacy management and medical update
  • strategies for living well
  • goal setting to achieve change

The Arthritis Care Team will meet with you for an individual assessment prior to the group program, and an individual follow-up will be arranged for 2 months after attending the program.

Ankylosing Spondylitis Group Management Program - "Managing Your AS"

Sessions include presentations, discussion and active participation

Learn about:

  • understanding ankylosing spondylitis and spondyloarthritis
  • managing pain and stiffness
  • fitness and exercise
  • tips for daily living
  • managing fatigue
  • medical update
  • goal setting to achieve change

Contact Details

University of Alberta Hospital

Location Info
Occupational and Physical Therapy, 1F1 WMC
8440 112 Street NW
Edmonton, Alberta
T6G 2B7
780-407-1609, 780-407-6002
Getting There

Parking and Public transportation available

Parking map

Hours of Operation
Days of the Week

8:00 am - 4:00 pm

8:00 am - 4:00 pm

8:00 am - 4:00 pm

8:00 am - 4:00 pm

8:00 am - 4:00 pm


Rheumatoid Arthritis Group Management Program is;

Four consecutive days (Monday-Wednesday from 8:45 a.m. to 3:15 p.m., Thursday from 8:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.)

Ankylosing Spondylitis Group Management Program is;

One full day (Friday from 8:15 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.)


Service Providers May Include
dietitian, occupational therapists (OTs), pharmacist, physical therapists (PTs), psychologist, registered nurses (RNs), rheumatologists, therapy assistant,

Must be under the care of a rheumatologist and be diagnosed with an inflammatory arthritis

Service Access

Healthcare providers should consult the Alberta Referral Directory for service referral information.

Referrals are accepted by rheumatologists only.


For materials

Service Languages
Interpreter/Translation services
Also Known As
Ankylosing Spondylitis Patient Education Program, Rheumatoid Arthritis Patient Education Program, Rheumatology Program
AS group, Managing your AS, Managing your RA, RA group