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Joint Management Program Design & Personal Training
Are you a young adult (18-35 years old) that has sustained a previous knee or hip injury? Do you want to mitigate pain related to osteoarthritis progression? As a CSEP Certified Exercise Physiologist, Dr. Barton specializes in exercise programming for individuals with previous joint injuries and post-traumatic osteoarthritis. Dr. Barton will design an individualized exercise program and work with you on tailoring it to your athletic and fitness goals.
Contact Dr. Kristen Barton for more information on individualized programs and one-on-one personal training.
The University of Calgary’s JointEffort Program is a six-week group exercise program for individuals with hip or knee osteoarthritis. Utilizing evidence-based guidelines and personally tailored exercises, JointEffort’s powerful program helps osteoarthritis patients effectively improve their daily function and mobility while reducing joint pain.
Each participant’s specific functional needs and outcome goals are addressed and monitored through aerobic, strength, and neuromuscular exercises. A number of clients also use the program pre- or post-rehabilitation to build strength before or after surgery.
JointEffort’s individualized program consists of…
- Eleven exercise sessions with a CSEP Certified Exercise Physiologist in a group setting
- A one-hour nutritional seminar delivered by a registered dietician
- Ongoing training with a follow-up program and further personalization options
GLA:DTM Canada Program
The University of Calgary’s JointEffort Program is offering the GLA:DTM Canada program. The GLA:DTM Canada Program is a seven-week education and exercise program for those with stiff and/or painful knees and/or hips, or those with knee and/or hip osteoarthritis. Developed by researchers in Denmark, the program has demonstrated that participants report less pain, reduced pain killers, fewer individuals on sick leave, and being more physically active.
The GLA:D Canada Program consists of…
- Twelve exercise sessions with a physiotherapist in a group setting
- Two education sessions on osteoarthritis
- Data collection for quality monitoring
More information about the GLA:DTM Canada Program can be found here.