Hip & Knee Arthritis Conservative Management

For people living with arthritis that do not need joint replacement surgery the Conservative Management program may be available to help give you the tools to live a healthier life with less pain.

The program can help patients avoid or delay the need for joint replacement surgery.

The multi-week program involves exercise and education with a multidisciplinary team (which may include registered nurse, physiotherapist, dietitian, social worker, occupational therapist and rehabilitation assistant). The goal is to help you manage your own health and be more physically active. 

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Location and contact information

Central Nova Scotia

Halifax Infirmary
1799 Robie Street, Room 4426,
Halifax, NS B3K 4N1
Tel: 902-473-1501

Queens Square Building
45 Alderney Drive, 11th Floor,
Dartmouth, NS B2Y 2N6
Tel: 902-460-3638

Veterans Memorial Building 
5595 Veterans Memorial Lane, 
2nd Floor, Outpatient Physiotherapy Department
Halifax, NS B3H 2E1
Tel: 902-473-7187

Eastern Nova Scotia

Sydney Hip and Knee Clinic 
200 Churchill Drive, Suite 101
Membertou, NS B1S 0H5
Tel:  902-563-8513

Inverness Consolidated Memorial Hospital
Inverness Hip and Knee Clinic 
39 James Street
Inverness, NS B0E 1N0
Tel: 902-258-1955

Northern Nova Scotia

10 North Novie Drive (East River Business Park, near Aberdeen Hosptial)
Plymouth, Nova Scotia B2H 5C5
Tel: 902-396-1198  

How do I get an appointment?

You will need a referral from the Orthopedic Assessment Clinic

Referral forms

Provincial form for all hip and knee joint replacement referrals