The Centre for Health, Exercise & Sports Medicine (CHESM) at the University of Melbourne are excited to announce the release of My Joint Yoga (https://myjointyoga.com.au/).
My Joint Yoga provides a 3 month modified yoga exercise program which can be completed independently at home by watching pre-recorded yoga sessions online.
Yoga is one form of land-based exercise that can appeal to many people with osteoarthritis because it combines strength training and stretching in a low-impact setting along with a focus on breathing and relaxation.
The my joint yoga program has been designed in conjunction with yoga therapists, researchers, physiotherapists, and yoga instructors. The program has also received input from community members who have osteoarthritis and you will notice that we offer several options for poses throughout the program to allow for different abilities and fitness levels to participate.
My Joint Yoga was designed and developed by physiotherapists (led by Professor Kim Bennell, Sarah Schwartz, Dr Sam Teo, Stephanie Hawkins, Dave Mackenzie, Alexander Kimp, Ben Metcalf, and Professor Rana Hinman) at the University of Melbourne and tested in a clinical research trial. It was funded by an Australian National Health and Medical Research grant.
Take part in our other research projects
Mobile app for Knee Osteoarthritis (MappKO)
This study is comparing the effects of physiotherapy versus physiotherapy and a mobile app on knee osteoarthritis symptoms.
Shoes for Chronic Hip Pain (SCHIPP)
This study is comparing the effects of two classes of readily available off-the-shelf shoes on hip pain and osteoarthritis symptoms.
Exercise and Weight loss for Knee Pain (POWER)
This study is comparing the effects of exercise versus exercise and weight loss programs on knee osteoarthritis symptoms and weight loss.
Physiotherapists' Survey: Managing Hip Pain (CHASE)
This study is examining how physiotherapists manage chronic hip pain.
Athletic footwear for reducing knee loads in girls and women
This study is assessing athletic footwear for reducing knee loads in female netball players.
Ankle sprains in netball
This study is investigating ankle sprains and chronic ankle instability in netball.
Exercise and Weight loss for Hip Pain (ECHO)
This study is comparing the effects of exercise versus exercise and weight loss programs on hip osteoarthritis symptoms.
Shoes for Adolescent Kneecap Pain (SHAPE)
This study is investigating the effects of shoes on kneecap pain in adolescents.