Cranbrook Arthritis Clinic
We provide services for:
- Osteoarthritis Osteoarthritis (OA) is a joint disease that affects the cartilage. It is the most common type of arthritis, especially among older people. It can also be called degenerative joint disease. Complex osteoarthritis is when osteoarthritis affects two or more joints.
- All types of inflammatory arthritisInflammatory arthritis is a term used to describe a group of conditions which affect your immune system. This means that your body’s defense system starts attacking your own tissues instead of germs, viruses and other foreign substances, which can cause pain, stiffness and joint damage. They’re also known as autoimmune diseases. The three most common forms of inflammatory arthritis are rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, and ankylosing spondylitis..
Service are not provided for soft tissue conditionsSoft tissue conditions include a range of conditions such as tennis elbow, carpal tunnel syndrome, bursitis, tendonitis, frozen shoulder, trigger finger, plantar fasciitis, etc., fibromyalgiaFibromyalgia is a chronic disorder characterized by widespread pain, tenderness, and stiffness of muscles and associated connective tissue structures that is typically accompanied by fatigue, headache, and sleep disturbances., and mechanical back painMechanical low back pain is the general term that refers to any type of back pain caused by strain on muscles of the vertebral column and abnormal stress. not related to osteoarthritis or inflammatory arthritis.
Education classes are offered in collaboration with The Arthritis Society (TAS). For more information check the events calendar on the TAS website.
Patients will need a doctor’s referral to obtain physical therapy and occupational therapy. Referral Forms are available to doctors.
The Mary Pack Arthritis Program offers the following in the Cranbrook:
- Physical Therapy (PT)
- Occupational Therapy (OT)
To learn more about the role of these professionals in your treatment plan, please visit the Who Do I Need to See page.
To be respectful of the medical needs of other patients, please provide us with 24 hours notice if you can no longer make your appointment. Appointments are in high demand, and your early cancellation will provide another patient access to timely medical care
How to cancel
To cancel, please call 250-426-4442 from Monday to Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., or leave a message if calling after hours.
The Mary Pack Arthritis Program also offers travelling consultation services with a rheumatologist two to four times a year in Castlegar and Trail. The rheumatologist can help diagnose (detect), treat and medically manage patients with arthritis and other rheumatic diseases. Visit the Travelling Clinics page for more information.
Other Arthritis Services in the Kootenays
Arthritis services can also be found in the private and public health care system in other locations in the Kootenays. To learn more about alternative options, please visit the Other Arthritis Services page.
Cranbrook Arthritis Service
13 24th Avenue North, Cranbrook, BC V1C 3H9
Phone: 250-426-4442 Fax: 250-417-0459
Our building is fully wheelchair accessible.
Hours of Operation
M-Thurs: 8:30 am – 2:30 pm. Closed on weekends and statutory holidays.
Pay parking is available in the hospital parking lot.
We are on Route No. 5 of the college bus loop.