According to the Arthritis Foundation, physical movement is the "arthritis
pain reliever." Yet, arthritis is often one of the reasons people
give to avoid physical activity. The Arthritis Exercise Program at Southeast
Georgia Health System helps arthritis sufferers get off the sidelines
and enjoy a more active lifestyle.
Classes are held twice a week year-round in eight-week intervals at the
Brunswick Campus Outpatient Rehabilitation Care Center, 2600 Wildwood
Drive. The next series begins on Nov. 3, and will continue to meet Mondays
and Thursdays, 2-3 p.m. The cost for the eight-week program is $45.
The program, led by Arthritis Foundation-certified instructors, is designed
to help people with arthritis gain flexibility, strengthen their muscles,
reduce pain and stiffness, increase energy levels and improve mood. Anyone
who routinely experiences joint pain, stiffness, and/or limited range
of motion is invited to attend.
The course incorporates the optional use of resistance bands and weights
for an added workout as well as interactive health education lessons and
stress-reducing relaxation techniques to help participants better manage
their arthritis. The low-impact exercises can be done while sitting, standing
or on the floor.
Participants must register prior to the start of each eight-week series.
To register, call 912-466-5160.