Self-Management Programs

Osteoarthritis of the Knee (OAK)

Specifically for people who have been diagnosed with osteoarthritis of the knee and run by health professionals. You will learn how to manage your condition more effectively. Topics include information about osteoarthritis; how to exercise correctly; pain management strategies; medications and side effects; nutrition and healthy eating; emotions and arthritis; fatigue and relaxation techniques.

Inflammatory / Rheumatoid Arthritis (IA/RA)

An education and self-management program specifically for people with rheumatoid or psoriatic arthritis. Run by health professionals, it offers a holistic approach providing disease specific education and self-management strategies. Topics include learning about your disease; overview of medications and blood tests; causes and management of fatigue; pain management techniques; activity and exercise; nutrition and healthy eating; joint protection techniques.

Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS)

A newly developed education and self-management program run by health professionals, designed specifically for people with Ankylosing Spondylitis, which aims to educate individuals about their disease and provide up-to-date information on the best ways to manage it.  Topics include overview of AS; review of medications and medical tests; coping with pain and fatigue; essential stretches and exercises; diet and nutrition; emotional wellbeing.

Challenge Your Arthritis

A course to help people cope with the pain and day to day problems caused by arthritis and fibromyalgia, delivered by specially trained people who have arthritis and who understand. Topics covered include: pain management; protecting your joints; diet & arthritis; keeping mobile; coping with fatigue; relaxation; and more.

Challenging Arthritis - Rural & Remote Areas

Specificallly for people with arthritis living in a rural or remote area who are unable to attend our self-management programs in the metropolitan area. This distance course is designed to provide you with the opportunity to gain information and acquire the skills that will help you to self-manage your arthritis and make positive changes to your lifestyle.

Further Information

If you would like more information about any of these programs or to enrol, please contact Arthritis & Osteoporosis WA on (08) 9388 2199 or 1800 011 041 or email

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