Challenging Arthritis

Challenging Arthritis

One of the lay-led self-management health initiatives in England, under the Expert Patient Programmes, which was started in 1994 and is still active.

Goals
• Pain management
• Medication: Assesses treatment or alternative therapy
• Exercise: Why and “How to”
• Communication skills: Explaining feelings and your needs
• Emotional support
• Action plan: Setting one’s own action plan and working towards personal goals
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The Challenging Arthritis self-help sessions will take place at the Campanile Hotel, Wigston Road, Woodway Park, every Tuesday from February 17.
The Challenging Arthritis course is run by the charity Arthritis Care and is designed specifically for people who have any form of the condition.
Challenging Arthritis is a six-week self-help course where sufferers are being encouraged to take control of the disease.
The 200 people in the West Midlands who have taken part in the Challenging Arthritis Self-Management Programme are among the thousands across Britain who are being labelled Expert Patients by the medical establishment.
The results of the Challenging Arthritis course are remarkable.
Challenging Arthritis is a free six-week course, with 2% hours learning each week, at the Ken Marriott Leisure Centre in Bruce Williams Way, Rugby from October 12.
A six-week Challenging Arthritis course starts at Wesley Methodist Church, Durham Road, from Tuesday, April 4.
As secretary of Arthritis Care's Coventry branch, and a local leader of the charity's Challenging Arthritis courses, she hopes to encourage people to see that they too can prevent the condition from totally ruling their lives.
The charity's Challenging Arthritis course will take place at St James's Parish Rooms in Knoll Drive, Styvechale, starting on Tuesday, March 20, at 2pm.
Bridget Bateman is holding the Challenging Arthritis course at St James Parish Rooms, in Knoll Drive, Styvechale.
Mrs Bateman is a leader of the Challenging Arthritis course run by the Coventry branch of the Arthritis Care charity.