The Hip and Knee Resource Centre

Class Descriptions

Please note, if you are planning to attend any classes listed below, you must pre-register. Registration line: 204-926-1221.

Attend the following class BEFORE you have seen the orthopedic surgeon:

Considering Joint Replacement Surgery

Attending this class before your visit with the surgeon will provide you with the knowledge and skills you may need when deciding to pursue surgery or to prepare for it.

  • Types of joint disease
  • Strategies for improving your health and well being
  • Equipment/Assistive devices
  • Pain management
  • Setting personal goals
  • What to expect if you proceed with surgery
  • Risks & complication prevention

The following classes are for those who are proceeding with surgery and are on the orthopedic wait list.  Your surgical team encourages you to attend these classes.

Nutrition & Exercise Class: A Three Part Series

These classes will provide you with detailed information about exercise and nutrition for people with arthritis. Plan to attend this class as soon as you decide to proceed with surgery. Specific topics will include:

Week One:

  • Cardiovascular Exercise   (working the heart and lungs)
  • Healthy Eating & Weight Loss

Week Two:

  • Principles of Strengthening Exercises (the “How to” of getting strong)
  • Nutrition & Arthritis

Week Three:

  • Flexibility & Balance (reduce stiffness and keep moving)
  • Nutrition for Surgery

Pain Management Class

Managing your pain before surgery is an important part of your wellness plan.  This class will teach you about pain management methods with a main focus on the non-drug strategies.  The skills you will learn can also help you to be more active before and after surgery. Plan to attend this class as soon as you decide to proceed with surgery.

  • Why does pain happen?
  • What can make pain worse?
  • What are some ways to deal with my pain without taking medicine?

Hip or  Knee Replacement  Class

You would choose EITHER the Hip or Knee Replacement Class depending on which surgery you will be having.

This class will provide you with helpful information and skills to use before, during and after your surgery.  Plan to attend this class 3-4 months before surgery. Information covered in this class includes:

  • Safe exercise
  • Equipment and mobility aids
  • Movements to avoid after surgery
  • Home set up

Before Your Surgery Preparation Class

You may have some questions or concerns that should be addressed before your hip or knee surgery.  This class will provide you with valuable information to help you get ready for the surgery, the hospital stay, discharge and recovery.  Information covered in this class includes:

  • Preparing yourself for surgery
  • Increasing your chances for a great outcome
  • Anticipating common problems
  • Decreasing risks and complications
  • Your hospital stay
  • Preparing for a safe discharge
  • Your journey to recovery
  • Living with your new joint


1155 Concordia Avenue, 3rd Floor

The entrance for the Prehab Clinic and Hip and Knee Resource Centre

The entrance for the Prehab Clinic and Hip and Knee Resource Centre

Please park in the free assigned patient parking. Record your stall number to register your vehicle at reception.

Registration line: 204-926-1221.

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