Do you suffer from pain or Osteoarthritis in your hip or knee?

TBI Health understand that living with Osteoarthritis can prevent you from doing the things you love. We are running a rehabilitation service called Hip and Knee Mobility Action Programme for people that are developing hip or knee osteoarthritis (OA).

Our programme will give you the tools to help you manage your condition. And you’ll be educated on how you can stay active and get on with doing the activities you love.

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What does the Hip and Knee Mobility Action Programme consist of?

The Hip and Knee Mobility Action Programme (MAP) is a TBI Health initiative currently available to people living in Lower Hutt and Palmerston North who are developing hip or knee Osteoarthritis.

Patients receive an initial assessment with one of our Physiotherapists and work through a series of educational modules and exercise sessions each week to help you understand your condition.

The programme is provided by a team of health professionals including:

  • Physiotherapists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Exercise Physiologists
  • Psychologists
  • Dietitians
  • Arthritis New Zealand Educators

How long does the programme take to complete?

The programme runs over a six week period and includes physio assessments and weekly education sessions. On completion, you will be helped to integrate into support services that are currently available within the community. This includes the Green Prescription and Arthritis New Zealand support.

Who can access the programme and how much does it cost?

This programme is available for patients living in the Hutt Valley or Palmerston North regions and costs $355..

How can I get onto this programme?

Please discuss our Hip and Knee Mobility Action Programme with your Doctor or Health Professional. You can also contact your local TBI Health clinic to discuss the programme in more detail.

Tips on keeping active with OA

For some tips on staying active while living with osteoarthritis, see our latest blog post.

I am a health professional – how do I get more information or make a referral?

If you are a health professional and would like to discuss our MAP initiative in more detail, please contact the TBI Health Clinic Manager in your region.

Alternatively, please contact our MAP Project Leader, Rory Martin on 04 570 2639 or email: rory.martin@tbihealth.co.nz.