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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
This course was recorded in November 2019


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
B.Kin, B.H.Sc (PT)

Jodi earned her kinesiology degree in 1997 and a physiotherapy degree in 1999 from McMaster University. In 2005, she founded Cancer Rehab Inc., a not-for-profit centre aimed at improving the lives of those living with cancer. Jodi recognized that individuals undergoing cancer treatments experience side effects such as lymphedema, fatigue, mobility issues and depression. Until 2009, the clinic provided exercise-based rehabilitation services that were previously unavailable in Canada.

In 2009, Jodi designed, developed and launched Wellspring’s Cancer Exercise Program. Wellspring’s program, similar to what was offered at Cancer Rehab Inc., is now accessed throughout southern Ontario at five locations. She continues to work with Wellspring Niagara as a program leader for in-person and online exercise classes. Jodi is also a professor at Niagara College, teaching in multiple programs: Fitness, PSW, OT/PT Assistant, Massage Therapy, and International Nursing.

Jodi first taught Rehab Techniques in Oncology in 2007, and in 2017, she began offering additional professional education courses online through Embodia, a digital healthcare platform.

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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