It's a Joint Effort

Online education for patients and caregivers.

It's A Joint Effort is a multidisciplinary, online education program to help patients and caregivers adjust to a new diagnosis of inflammatory or autoimmune disease. By learning more about your condition, you'll be able to better manage it and lead a fuller, healthier lifestyle.

Made up of a series of online educational videos, It's a Joint Effort allows you to learn more about what arthritis is, the support and resources available to you, the types of medications that are used to treat these conditions, tips on how to stay healthy and information on the benefits of exercise in the management of inflammatory arthritis and how to protect your joints. All information is delivered by members of our team including rheumatologists, social works, pharmacists and physiotherapists. 

How to get started

Getting started is easy - simply work through the video modules below at your own pace. Then, on the last Tuesday of each month, join our team for an interactive group Q&A session where you can connect with health care professionals. These sessions are conducted through video conference call (using Zoom). You must pre-register for this session by emailing rheumatologyappt@ahs.ca.


Module 1: Introduction

Module 3: Medications & Treatment

Module 5: Exercise & Joints

Module 2: What Is Arthritis?

Module 4: Staying Healthy

Joint Effort Class Evaluation Survey

Spondyloarthritis Self Management - Community Accessible Rehabilitation

This online session is targeted to patients with Anyklosing Spondyloarthritis and other spondyloarthropathies. Our physiotherapist, Carolyn Johns explains how to manage your disease with stretching, strengthening and exercises you can do at home. 

Spondyloarthropathy Class

Carolyn Johns - Alberta Rheumatology YouTube Channel

Spondyloarthritis Medication Presentation

Dr. Alex Charlton PharmD, Spondylitis Society

Joint Effort Group Session Dates

This is a list of the upcomming online or in person patient education sessions. You can register for these sessions if you like, after completing the modules above at your own pace. Register by calling Jen at 403-955-8738 or e-mailing rheumatologyappt@ahs.ca

We are currently restructuring the Joint Effort classes to a hybrid model given the lifting of some public health restrictions and staff availability. We will release dates and formats shortly. March 3, 20222. 

Apr 26, 2022

Sessions are currently being rescheduled to more hybrid model with the lifting of public health restrictions. Check back soon for the dates.