Exercises For Arthritis

Research has found that regular exercise is one of the most effective treatments for arthritis.

Generally people with arthritis need to do a mix of three types of activities to help improve their condition – mobility exercises, strengthening exercises and fitness exercises.

Physical activity helps broadly by:

  • decreasing joint pain
  • reducing joint stiffness
  • improving mobility and flexibility of the joints
  • strengthening muscles to provide greater support and stability for joints
  • strengthening bones and reducing the risk of osteoporosis
  • decreasing muscle tension
  • improving overall health, fitness and well being

Before you start to exercise it is important to talk with your doctor and healthcare team to help you develop a program that will suit your condition, physical health and lifestyle.

Not all forms of exercise are good for arthritis. Call our free Infoline on 1800 011 041 and speak with one of our healthcare professionals about what type of exercise will be of most benefit for you.

Arthritis Exercises

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Hamstring Stretching - By Molly Shevill (Accredited Exercise Physiologist, Aspire Fitness & Rehabilitation)

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Myofascial Release - By Molly Shevill (Accredited Exercise Physiologist,  Aspire Fitness & Rehabilitation)

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The Push Up
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By  Aspire Fitness & Rehabilitation

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Resistance Band Training - By Molly Shevill (Accredited Exercise Physiologist, Aspire Fitness & Rehabilitation)

Resistance Band Training | Standing Band Row - By Molly Shevill (Accredited Exercise Physiologist,  Aspire Fitness & Rehabilitation)

Resistance Band Training | Standing Band Press - By Molly Shevill (Accredited Exercise Physiologist, Aspire Fitness & Rehabilitation)

Resistance Band Training | Standing Palloff Press - By Molly Shevill (Accredited Exercise Physiologist, Aspire Fitness & Rehabilitation

Resistance Band Training | Resisted Step Outs - By Aspire Fitness & Rehabilitation

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The Split Squat - by  Aspire Fitness & Rehabilitation

The Supine Glute Bridge - by  Aspire Fitness & Rehabilitation 

Supported Knee Raises - By Caitee Cox - Aspire Fittness & Rehabilitation 

Standing Calf Raise - By Caitee CoxAspire Fitness & Rehabilitation

Standing Hip Extension - by Aspire Fitness & Rehabilitation 

The Step Up - by  Aspire Fitness & Rehabilitation 

Squats - by Caitee CoxAspire Fitness & Rehabilitation

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Thoracic Mobility - By Dane Larsen (Accredited Exercise Physiologist, Aspire Fitness & Rehabilitation)

Thoracic Rotations - By Caitee Cox - Aspire Fitness & Rehabilitation

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Starting a Safe and Enjoyable Walking Routine - By Katherine Curcuruto (Occupational Therapist) & James Bayliss (Health Promotions Officer, Arthritis Queensland)