Anooka Health Coach

We help you go ...

From constant pain to feeling independent

Personalized care programs using science-backed methods & paired with a health coach
We are opening up limited spots for Summer 2022
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Designed in collaboration with health experts and people living with chronic pain

Personalized to your body, pace and environment

To help you live better, we pair you with a health coach who themselves live with chronic pain or work with people impacted by it

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Keep you engaged
Guides you towards your health goals. No hacks. No shortcuts, Just results!

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Keep you motivated
We use science-backed methods to help you make changes that reduce pain

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Keep you on track
Companion app to get feedback, check your progress and chat when you need to

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Specific to you
We make sure all changes are made to help you attain your personal health goals

Hear from our members who worked with our coaches

Health Coaching is backed by science to work

" In my 8 months here at Anooka, I lost 120lbs! I went from not being able to sit for 5min to going to a concert and standing for 2 hours, Being able to spend more time with my friends and family. My pain is down to 1-2 from 7 and now I feel more confident. All this while saving 64 visits to a PT! "

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Jessica, 40s

" I went through 2 unplanned ankle surgeries in 2021 and with help from Anooka, I recovered well to be able to get back to snowshoeing this winter! At the beginning, I was not sure if virtual will ever work for my age, but now I can say I really like this!  "

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Barb, 70s

" My Coach at Anooka adapted the routine to my pain levels and mobility as I progressed. I am sleeping better and the biggest benefit was working with a pro to make positive changes in my life. She is an amazing Coach, I'm excited to see how far we/me can go! Thanks Anooka! I’m finally feeling on the right track to better wellness! "

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Rob, 50s

" I am in a better place now than I ever thought I could be thanks to Anooka Health and their amazing coaches! I didn’t believe you could really be properly engaged virtually.  And amazingly to me, I have felt expertly guided, heard and understood, cared for, valued and thoroughly encouraged!  "

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Melissa, 40s

" Anooka Coach keeps me consistent by helping me move to reduces my daily pain levels, by creating a routine that fits my exact needs and is regularly updated as I make progress in my goals.  I’m sleeping better at night because my pain points have been properly stretched out over the day! "

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Calli, 30s

" Exercise, patient education, and weight loss comprise first-line treatment recommended in treatment guidelines for knee and hip OA before attempting supplementary therapies or surgery"

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OARSI guidelines

" I went through 2 unplanned ankle surgeries in 2021 and with help from Anooka, I recovered well to be able to get back to snowshoeing this winter! At the beginning, I was not sure if virtual will ever work for my age, but now I can say I really like this!  "

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Barb, 70s

" In my 8 months here at Anooka, I lost 120lbs! I went from not being able to sit for 5min to going to a concert and standing for 2 hours, Being able to spend more time with my friends and family. My pain is down to 1-2 from 7 and now I feel more confident. All this while saving 64 visits to a PT! "

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Jessica, 40s

" I went through 2 unplanned ankle surgeries in 2021 and with help from Anooka, I recovered well to be able to get back to snowshoeing this winter! At the beginning, I was not sure if virtual will ever work for my age, but now I can say I really like this!  "

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Barb, 70s

" In my 8 months here at Anooka, I lost 120lbs! I went from not being able to sit for 5min to going to a concert and standing for 2 hours, Being able to spend more time with my friends and family. My pain is down to 1-2 from 7 and now I feel more confident. All this while saving 64 visits to a PT! "

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Jessica, 40s

" I went through 2 unplanned ankle surgeries in 2021 and with help from Anooka, I recovered well to be able to get back to snowshoeing this winter! At the beginning, I was not sure if virtual will ever work for my age, but now I can say I really like this!  "

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Barb, 70s

Offering a pain-free experience

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1
Meet
your coach

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Get a program
specific for you

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Give feedback &
get changes

Hear from our members who worked with our coaches

From constant pain to moving with confidence!

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Jessica, 40s
Mom
Artist
Hiker
Severe knee and back pain
Missing social activities

From feeling isolated and in constant pain to finding her sparkle again

" In my 8 months here at Anooka, I lost 120lbs! I went from not being able to sit for 5min to going to a concert and standing for 2 hours, Being able to spend more time with my friends and family. My pain is down to 1-2 from 7 and now I feel more confident. All this while saving 64 visits to a PT! "

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Barb, 70s
Grandmom
Pastor
Lives with constant ankle pain
Not able to snorkel or snowshoe

From two unexpected ankle surgeries to getting back to snowshoeing again!

" I went through 2 unplanned ankle surgeries in 2021 and with help from Anooka, I recovered well to be able to get back to snowshoeing this winter! At the beginning, I was not sure if virtual will ever work for my age, but now I can say I really like this!  "

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Rob, 50s
Dad
School bus driver
Multiple car / bike accidents
Can't function or sleep well

From constant pain in neck, arms and hands to feeling stronger and more functional

" My Coach at Anooka adapted the routine to my pain levels and mobility as I progressed. I am sleeping better and the biggest benefit was working with a pro to make positive changes in my life. She is an amazing Coach, I'm excited to see how far we/me can go! Thanks Anooka! I’m finally feeling on the right track to better wellness! "

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Melissa, 40s
Dancer
Health Aide
Lives with chronic pain
Feeling depressed and tired

From struggling to do daily activities to ready to teach dance classes

" I am in a better place now than I ever thought I could be thanks to Anooka Health and their amazing coaches! I didn’t believe you could really be properly engaged virtually.  And amazingly to me, I have felt expertly guided, heard and understood, cared for, valued and thoroughly encouraged!  "

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Calli, 30s
Swimmer
Accountant
Lives with Rheumatoid Arthritis
Not able to sleep everyday

From feeling defeated by RA to taking up weight lifting

" Anooka Coach keeps me consistent by helping me move to reduces my daily pain levels, by creating a routine that fits my exact needs and is regularly updated as I make progress in my goals.  I’m sleeping better at night because my pain points have been properly stretched out over the day! "

You
How is constant pain affecting you?

Let us help you!

We are opening up spots this summer!

Sign me up!
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Jessica, 40s
Mom
Artist
Hiker
Severe knee and back pain
Missing social activities

From feeling isolated and in constant pain to finding her sparkle again

" In my 8 months here at Anooka, I lost 120lbs! I went from not being able to sit for 5min to going to a concert and standing for 2 hours, Being able to spend more time with my friends and family. My pain is down to 1-2 from 7 and now I feel more confident. All this while saving 64 visits to a PT! "

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Barb, 70s
Grandmom
Pastor
Lives with constant ankle pain
Not able to snorkel or snowshoe

From two unexpected ankle surgeries to getting back to snowshoeing again!

" I went through 2 unplanned ankle surgeries in 2021 and with help from Anooka, I recovered well to be able to get back to snowshoeing this winter! At the beginning, I was not sure if virtual will ever work for my age, but now I can say I really like this!  "

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Rob, 50s
Dad
School bus driver
Multiple car / bike accidents
Can't function or sleep well

From constant pain in neck, arms and hands to feeling stronger and more functional

" My Coach at Anooka adapted the routine to my pain levels and mobility as I progressed. I am sleeping better and the biggest benefit was working with a pro to make positive changes in my life. She is an amazing Coach, I'm excited to see how far we/me can go! Thanks Anooka! I’m finally feeling on the right track to better wellness! "

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Melissa, 40s
Dancer
Health Aide
Lives with chronic pain
Feeling depressed and tired

From struggling to do daily activities to ready to teach dance classes

" I am in a better place now than I ever thought I could be thanks to Anooka Health and their amazing coaches! I didn’t believe you could really be properly engaged virtually.  And amazingly to me, I have felt expertly guided, heard and understood, cared for, valued and thoroughly encouraged!  "

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Calli, 30s
Swimmer
Accountant
Lives with Rheumatoid Arthritis
Not able to sleep everyday

From feeling defeated by RA to taking up weight lifting

" Anooka Coach keeps me consistent by helping me move to reduces my daily pain levels, by creating a routine that fits my exact needs and is regularly updated as I make progress in my goals.  I’m sleeping better at night because my pain points have been properly stretched out over the day! "

You
How is constant pain affecting you?

Let us help you!

We are opening up spots this summer!

Sign me up

Give just 10min a day to your plan to start seeing results

Partner with a coach who knows your pain

Book a free 20 min call with one of our coaches

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Darshita Bhatt

Darshita is a Licensed Physiotherapist and a Pilates Instructor. Darshita has helped 500+ individuals who live with chronic joint pain attain functional independence.
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Doris Ward

Doris is a Certified Personal Trainer, Pilates and Yoga Instructor who helped hundreds of clients with chronic pain mover better. Doris lives with chronic pain from Fibromyalgia.
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Maya Attinello

Maya is a Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner & Nutritional Consultant
who specializes in helping people with pain make healthy, safe food and supplementation choices.
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Your questions, answered

I have osteoarthritis, will Anooka help me?

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Yes, Anooka will help you.

Exercise is the first line of defense in managing pain. Use of virtual exercise therapy has been proven in several clinical trials and been recommended as a primary intervention by OARSI (Osteoarthritis Research Society International).

In 2018, An assessment conducted by Health Quality Ontario observed that people reported positive experiences with a structured education and neuromuscular exercise program, feeling that it had strengthened their muscles and reduced their symptoms of stiffness and pain.

Who is a Health Coach?

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An individual trained in helping people with mindset change to adopt healthy lifestyles.

Coping with new normal after an injury or a diagnosis of chronic disease can be difficult, health coaches are your guide in navigating you towards a healthier lifestyle to prevent bad health outcomes.

Anooka Health Coaches help you build your own playbook to living a healthy life. They understand each person's experience with pain is unique. It is influenced not just by what is causing you pain but also where you live and work, what you can afford and have access to that can alleviate pain.

All our health (or Anooka) coaches have a background in Kinesiology, exercise science, certifications in ACSM, some of them licensed physiotherapists and some living with chronic pain due to musculoskeletal conditions.

What is included when I enroll to get full access?

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You will have unlimited chat access with your coach, reach out whenever you need support, motivation, feedback on exercise technique to stay on course. One video meet a month to reassess your progress.

Remember, your coach is your biggest supporter, feel at ease to reach out to them. If any exercises increase pain or discomfort stop exercising and do not forget to reach out to your coach for feedback or modifications.

Is Anooka for me?

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If you are unsure of your condition, you can do a quick self-evaluation here. If you have a pre-existing condition, please check with your doctor if you can perform unsupervised exercises. If your doctor has already cleared or recommended regular exercise, you are at the right place.

Should you have comorbidities such as Diabetes, Hypertension, Chronic Kidney disease, Obesity, Thyroid and chronic cardiovascular, respiratory or metabolic conditions please do inform us.

Should you have any questions on if Anooka is for you, write to us at: hello@anookahealth.com, and we will get back to you within 24 hours.

What if I have more than one location where I have pain frequently?

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Yes you can still use the Anooka platform, as long as you can perform exercises without supervision.

During our assessment please mention about your pain areas, triggers and we will factor it in when preparing your personalized program.

Do I need equipment to perform exercises at home?

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Generally a mat, 7-8 feet of free area, chair with no wheels is enough for the exercises. Sometimes you may require use of resistance bands. Our exercise programs are tailored to your available equipment at home.

If you progress well and need any additional equipment, we will help you find the right equipment. Just drop a line to your health coach and they will be glad to help you.

What is the science behind Anooka's approach?

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At Anooka, we use research-informed best practices in developing our programs for you.

Virtual and internet based exercise therapy along with mind-body activities and pain neuroscience education for chronic joint pain is proven to be effective in reducing pain and increasing mobility in multiple randomized clinical trials conducted in the last 5 years.

Partnered exercising modes derived from Köhler effect that has been widely researched to help with weight loss and for women living with pain from Fibromyalgia, where it was proven to be an effective intervention.

Is Anooka just an app?

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Anooka is a personalized program with an app, that is put together by a group of experts that understand pain, your body, environment and pace. By pairing with an elite health coach you share your accountability with a person who can help you towards living a better life.

Currently, you need to be paired with one of our coaches to get access to our app. We have more experiences planned for the future that open up access to members without requiring to be paired with a coach.

How can I get access to your program?

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We will be opening up more spots for Nov 2022, soon. Please leave your email ID below and one of our coaches will get back to you to set up a Free 20-min Call.

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