When we talk about arthritis normally we are referring to osteoarthritis (OA). If like 10% of kiwis you need osteoarthritis pain management, we can help. Our osteoarthritis classes are led by physiotherapists skilled in teaching arthritis pain management solutions.
Keep moving with OA arthritis classes.
Our OA classes are specifically designed for Auckland whānau who have been recently diagnosed with osteoarthritis affecting the hip or knee.
Our GPs can refer you to us to join others in the Highbrook community living with joint pain.
Learn to manage your OA arthritis by understanding:
- How your joints work and how to look after them
- What osteoarthritis medication can be prescribed and other tools to ease symptoms.
- The importance of weight management and diet to alleviate joint stress.
- Scalds or burns
- Integrating non-weight bearing exercise into your routine.
We’ll set you up with a plan to improve movement, flexibility and overall well being. Consequently, you’ll notice less pain and experience less joint stress when you follow the programme.
In fact, you’ll find that our Highbrook community has many other whānau living with osteoporosis experiencing the same symptoms as you. They support each other through the classes and you’ll be welcome too. Come join us in our South Auckland OA classes. Call us to ask about times.
Highbrook Medical’s Osteoarthritis physios run classes
- Led by Physiotherapists trained in OA arthritis management
- Group classes build a support network
- Class exercises aim to steadily build strength and regain mobility
- Allow you to exercise at your pace
For support with other types of arthritis, chat to your GP.
Will physiotherapy help osteoarthritis?
- increase mobility
- rebuild muscle strength
- promote balance and greater independence
- may use treatments such as heat to ease stiffness and promote relaxation
- plan non-weight bearing movement such as swimming or tai chi to get you moving comfortably
Health care professionals advising about osteoarthritis classes
Frequently asked questions
To join our clinic, you first need to fill out the patient enrolment forms to register with the PHO that we belong to. This is a Ministry of Health requirement. You will need to provide proof of identity and eligibility which may include the following forms of identification:
- NZ Passport or NZ birth certificate
- International passport with resident visa OR work visa of minimum 24-month duration
On the enrolment form you need to indicate which of our doctors (currently taking new patients) that you would like to be registered with.
Yes. As part of completing your enrollment, we request that you have a new patient screening appointment with one of our Nursing or Medical Centre Assistant team members.
This new patient appointment enables our team to work with you to better understand your current health and wellbeing.
Following the new patient appointment as above, you can book your first consultation with your nominated doctor.
The length of your first appointment with your new doctor will be as follows:
0-39 years 40 years - 15 Minutes - 30 minutes
40 years+ - 15 Minutes - 30 minutes
|0-13 yrs||14-17 yrs||18-39 yrs||40+ yrs|
|Free||$10 for screening and appointment||$10 for screening and appointment||$10 for screening and appointment|
|Free||$10 for Doctor appointment||$19.50||$39 for double appointment|
Payment is required at the time of consultation
You will get full access to the patient portal “My Indici” once you have completed your screening appointment.
Payment is required at time of consultation. Please note that unpaid accounts will incur an additional $10 monthly administration cost.
There may be additional costs for treatments/tests/materials
We recommend that you book your future appointments via your patient portal My Indici.
If you need an urgent appointment, then please phone the clinic. We have doctors available to discuss your urgent health needs on the day.
All consultations are by appointment only.
We are open:
Monday 7am - 5pm
Tuesday 8:15am - 5pm
Wednesday 7am - 5pm
Thursday 8:15am - 5pm
Friday 8:15am - 5pm
For health services after hours visit East Care Accident & Medical, 260 Botany Road, Golflands, Auckland 2013. Their phone is 09 277 1516.
Under 14 Years - Free 14 - 17 years - $14 18 years & over - $16
Note charge is the same for in person or by phone or video as you are still receiving the same high quality health provider assessment, diagnosis and planning.