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Northland Osteoarthritis and Low Back Pain Programme

At Active+ we understand that living with pain can sometimes be a struggle and have a large impact on your day-to-day life. We have created a series of Active+ Mobility Action Programmes, which bring New Zealander’s like you together, to teach you how to manage your pain and get you back doing the activities you love.

The Northland programme is for people who have Osteoarthritis (OA) of the hip/ knee or low back pain. The programme runs for five weeks and you will take part in an 1.5 hours per week. Each session is facilitated by a Physiotherapist and includes group exercise and a group education programme based on a film made in Northland of a group of people going through the programme in Rawene. You will learn skills such as goal setting, pain management, healthy eating and the benefits of exercise.  

How do I get on the Active+ Northland MAP Programme?

If you are interested in the Active+ Northland MAP Programme, you are able to self-refer yourself and we can then be in touch and check for your eligibility - please email us at or give us a call on 09 630 4035. Your GP or physiotherapist can also refer you in to the program: Click here to download the referral form to print or click here to download an editable version that you can give to them. They can then send the completed referral form to us at via HealthLink to Active+ (edi: activepl) or attach it and email through to us on .

Where is the programme taking place?

The five week programme will run in Kaitaia, Rawene and Kohukohu at the following times and locations. The first programme started in the May 2017, and  will keep running the five week programmes for the next two years. Please contact us to find out future course start dates.

Location Time
Kaitaia - TBC TBC
Rawene - Rawene Hospital Mon or Thur 4:00pm - 5.30pm
Kohukohu - TBC Mon or Thur 4:00pm - 5.30pm


Need more information?

If you have any questions about the programme please don’t hesitate to email us on