Penticton Arthritis Clinic

We provide services for:

  •  Complex osteoarthritisOsteoarthritis (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.,
  • 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 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..

Services are not provided for most types of 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. 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.

Programs

  1. Fibromyalgia Self-Management Group Program – The 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.  Self Management Group Program helps you to develop the skills and knowledge to manage your condition and have a better quality of life. There is a small fee to attend this program.
  2. Children’s Program – A pediatric PT and OT offers outpatient services on an as needed basis to children who live in the Penticton area. MPAP also offers regular pediatric arthritis clinics at Penticton Regional Hospital for children living in the Okanagan or Kootenay region. In addition, social work and nursing services are also available to these patients.
  3. PACE Education Program – A six-session education program available for small groups of patients and family members to help them learn about the disease and its management.

Travelling Clinics

The Mary Pack Arthritis Program has travelling occupational therapy clinics and travelling rheumatology clinics.

The occupational therapy clinics happen in the spring and fall of each year and are held in Lillooet, Lytton, Merritt and Williams Lake.

The travelling consultation services with a rheumatologist occur two to four times a year in Lillooet, Valemont, and Williams Lake. The rheumatologist can help diagnose (detect), treat and medically manage patients with arthritis and other rheumatic diseases. Learn more about our Travelling Clinics.

Referrals

Patients will need a Doctor’s Referral for physical therapy and occupational therapy.

Our team

The Mary Pack Arthritis Program offers the following in the BC interior:

  • 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.

Cancellation policy

Appointments are in high demand, and your early cancellation will provide another patient access to timely medical care. 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.

How to cancel your appointment

To cancel, please call 250-492-4000 ext. 2286 from Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., or leave a message if calling after hours.

Other Arthritis Services

Arthritis services can also be found in the private and public health care system in other locations in the Okanagan and Cariboo Region.

To learn more about alternative options, please visit the Other Arthritis Services page.

CONTACT US

Penticton Arthritis Service

We are physically located in the physical therapy and occupational therapy department at Penticton Regional Hospital.
550 Carmi Avenue, Penticton, BC V2A 3G6
Phone: 250-492-4000 ext. 2286  Fax: 250-770-7552

Our building is fully wheelchair accessible.

Hours of operation

M-F: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Closed on weekends and statutory holidays.

Parking

Pay parking is available in the hospital parking lot.

Public Transit

We are on the No. 1, 3 and 4 bus routes.