This is an online version of the well-established Be Active with Arthritis course, which will enable you to stay physically active through the Covid-19 pandemic. These six-week courses are led by chartered physiotherapists and are an adapted exercise programme developed specifically for people with arthritis and related conditions.
The courses are free of charge and are delivered via Zoom. We plan to schedule further courses in the autumn 2021 (funding dependent). If you would like to be placed on an expression of interest list, please email with BAWA in the subject with your name, county you live in and a phone number to Eleanor on [email protected] Please mark this email address as safe to receive emails from or check spam/junk folder regularly.
Research has proven that people with arthritis should participate in regular exercise to optimise daily function and enhance quality of life.
These exercise classes offered by Arthritis Ireland and the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists, and delivered by chartered physiotherapists, aim to give participants an understanding of the role of exercise in managing their arthritis. In addition, the classes allow participants to partake in an appropriate exercise programme that improves strength, mobility and conditioning and, therefore, enhances quality of life.
The group classes are one hour in duration. A maximum of eight people take part in each class allowing for individual attention from the physiotherapist.
During Covid-19 pandemic we are offering this course free of charge, but places are limited.
To attend these classes, participants will have to be independently mobile and a basic general health screening will be performed in advance of the class.
Arthritis Ireland wishes to acknowledge the support of the Department of Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government and the Programme: Scheme to Support National Organisations 2016-2021.
Arthritis Ireland also wishes to acknowledge the support of the HSE National Lottery 2016 to 2021 grant allocation