The Joint Programme

Managing Osteoarthritis & Gout

Knowing how to manage osteoarthritis and gout can make a real difference to everyday life and the ability to remain active and independent.

The Joint Programme explores the everyday opportunities to take control and manage osteoarthritis and gout. Best of all, learning is done in a small-group setting together with others who are experiencing similar issues.

About the session:

This free 2 and a half-hour session is for anyone with osteoarthritis and gout - partners/friends are welcome. Information is shared in a relaxed, informal group setting with a hands-on, practical approach. Light refreshments are provided.

Topics Include:

  • Arthritis basics.

  • Learn about gout.

  • Understanding pain.

  • Limiting pain

  • Staying positive

  • How and why movement helps

  • How to keep bones healthy.

What others have said:

“I didn’t know how paracetamol worked, now I take it regularly and can do more in my day.”

“Learning how to manage my mood helps me cope with the ongoing pain of arthritis.”

“Everyone had something to contribute. Presenters were professional and friendly. I feel confident to make good choices now.”

The session is totally free and are held regularly but bookings are essential.

Click HERE to book on line.


For more information

Dietitians NZ
5+ A Day
Health Navigator NZ

These resources are not designed to replace medical advice from your Family doctor or Health Professional.


Phone: 03 543 7828

Who can access this service?

  • Adults and children referred by their health professional e.g. family doctor, nurse, Plunket, Public Health Nurse, Maori Health Provider etc.
  • Must meet specific health condition criteria

How to be referred

Please see your health professional (as mentioned above). They will refer you if you meet eligibility criteria.