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Self Care for Arthritis

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Self Care for Arthritis

Self Care for Arthritis

This course includes
1:55:58 of Course Material (View)
Patient Exercises (View)
Course Forum
Lifetime access after purchase
Certificate of completion
The instructors


Self-care, or self-management, means taking a proactive role in treatment and maintaining a good quality of life.

This course is composed of modules of video lessons, exercises and a forum where you can ask questions and discuss with other course attendees as well as the instructor herself.

The course is broken down into easy to follow sections, where we will cover the most common types of arthritis: Osteoarthritis (OA), Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA), Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE), Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS), Scleroderma, and Polymyositis.


What's Included:

  • A workbook, which you can download and follow along throughout the course.
  • Access to an exclusive private forum with the instructor of the course, Jodi Steele. Ask Jodi and other course participants your questions.
  • Lifetime access. You can return to this course at any time. If any material is updated or added, you will have access to the new content.
  • 32 exercises to follow along with which are recommended by type of arthritis (Osteoarthritis (OA), Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA), Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE), Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS), Scleroderma, and Polymyositis).
  • Certification of completion. Once you've completed the course, you will receive a certificate for your professional portfolio.
  • Access to this course is through Embodia, and although some of the content, such as the workbook can be downloaded, the majority cannot. This is to protect the instructor’s material and to prevent the content from being shared freely on the Internet.
  • Embodia is mobile-friendly and can be accessed by phone, tablet, and computer.
  • There is no start date or completion date. You can complete the course at your own pace.
  • Quizzes throughout to help you integrate the knowledge.
  • You will be sent a receipt as soon as you purchase this course. 
  • Bite-sized information: all of the content is broken down into bite-sized chunks, so that you can easily watch a video on your break, over lunch, or for a few minutes at night.
  • A Special Coupon for 15% off any other online course on Embodia Academy when you’ve completed this course!



This online course is for anyone who has arthritis or cares for someone with arthritis and wishes to learn more. This course is taught by a Registered Physiotherapist who has arthritis herself.

The instructors
Jodi Steele
PT, BKin, BSc(PT)

Jodi earned her kinesiology degree in 1997 and a physiotherapy degree in 1999 from McMaster University. Upon graduation she co-developed an oncology rehabilitation program, Cancer Rehab-The Next Step. In 2005 her husband joined her and founded Cancer Rehab Inc., Canada’s first not-for-profit cancer rehabilitation centre.

In 2009, Jodi designed, developed and launched Wellspring’s Cancer Exercise Program, which continues to be delivered at sites throughout southern Ontario. For her innovative contributions to society, Jodi received the 2009 Arch Award from McMaster University.

Presently Jodi is a professor at Niagara College. She continues to educate peers through educational lectures focusing on cancer exercise and rehabilitation for health care professionals and lymphedema management in the home care setting.

Course Material included in this course
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Understanding Osteoarthritis
  • Exercise for Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis Quiz
  • Feedback
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Understanding Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Exercise for Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis Quiz
  • Feedback
  • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)
  • Understanding Lupus
  • Exercise for Lupus
  • Lupus Quiz
  • Feedback
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Understanding Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Exercises for Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis Quiz
  • Feedback
  • Scleroderma
  • Understanding Scleroderma
  • Exercise for Scleroderma
  • Scleroderma Quiz
  • Feedback
  • Polymyositis
  • Understanding Polymyositis
  • Exercise for Polymyositis
  • Polymyositis Quiz
  • Feedback
  • Closing Remarks
  • Thanks for Watching!
  • Feedback
Patient Exercises included in this course
  • Double Leg Advanced Crunch
  • Range of Motion Exercises
  • Tendon Glides
  • Taping for the Hands
  • Splinting for Arthritis
  • Neck Stretch
  • Tricep Stretch
  • Cross Body Stretch
  • Shoulder Rolls
  • Quad Stretch
  • Hot Packs and Compression
  • The Swimmer
  • Hamstring Stretch
  • Fairy Kisses
  • Face Exercises for Scleroderma
  • Strength Training for Arthritic Hands
  • Abdominal Crunch
  • Glute Bridge
  • Clamshell
  • Sit to Stand Squat
  • Shoulder Raise
  • Tricep Extension
  • Bicep Curl
  • Seated Row
  • Chest Fly
  • Bird Dog
  • Arm Circles
  • Calf Raises
  • Ankle Rotations
  • Scarecrow
  • Bilateral Arm Raises
  • Gastrocnemius Stretch
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