What is MAP?
The Mobility Action Plan, also known as MAP, is a holistic approach to health and wellbeing, designed to improve quality of life for people who suffer from osteoarthritis in the hip or knee.
It’s free and open to anyone who might benefit. To participate you just need a green prescription from Sport Canterbury, or a referral from a GP or orthopaedic specialist.
MAP is delivered at Ara by experienced educators and facilitators. Participants take part in exercise sessions that promote joint support and mobility, and education sessions that cover topics like nutrition, pain science, medication and mindfulness. Participant feedback, along with tests of their fitness and monitoring of their weight combine to show that MAP produces positive results.
Who is behind MAP?
MAP is a collaborative project between the CDHB’s Canterbury Initiative, Sport Canterbury and Ara Institute of Canterbury’s sports science and wellness centre, The Zone.
How can I get involved?
If you’d like to participate in MAP, ask your GP or orthopaedic specialist for a referral, or request a green prescription from Sport Canterbury. Then contact our MAP co-ordinator (phone 940 8653) to find out when the next session is.