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Arthritis SA thanks our Supporters

Welcome to Arthritis SA

Arthritis SA is committed to improving the quality of life of people with arthritis and related conditions.  Arthritis SA aims to reduce the social and economic burden of arthritis through research, education and support.


An integral part of Arthritis SA's commitment to all South Australians is to ensure our programmes and support services are available in various locations throughout metropolitan and rural South Australia.

Register your interest today if you would like to participate in a course near you.

Special offer on Health and Wellness Course for Arthritis SA members

Do you want to learn new strategies and life skills to enhance your happiness and wellbeing?

Building Positive Wellbeing - Health and Wellness Introductory Course

Facilitators: Amanda Shields - Occupational Therapist, Health Coach, Trainer

Mark Marston - Master of Teaching, Life Coach

Dates: Saturday 25th Oct & 1st Nov: 9.30am-1pm (2 x 3.5 hours)

Location: Arthritis SA, 118 Richmond Road, Marleston SA

Cost: $100 inclusive GST (includes morning tea in both sessions)

$75 - Discounted price for Arthritis SA members

For information on how to book and the course overview click on the link below.

Winner of JIA survey announced

In July a survey was sent to families who are part of our Juvenile Arthritis (JIA) Network, with a prize offered for surveys returned by the end of August. We are pleased to announce that the draw was conducted this week by one of our volunteers, Rosalind Ruwoldt and Karen Smith, Health Services Manager. The lucky winner has now been notified and have accepted their prize of 10 Wallis Cinema tickets. Congratulations and thank you for your participation.

The Bones and Joints School

The Bones and Joints School is all about learning how to develop and maintain a healthy lifestyle in order to prevent or delay chronic conditions. The online school is a virtual and interactive portal for children, parents and teachers. This innovative website was created in conjunction with the Australian School Curriculum and is a great resource for teachers.

The website has modules and activities that encourages family health by providing information on healthy eating, exercise growth and healthy bone and joint management. The Bones and Joints School is an initiative of Arthritis & Osteoporosis Western Australia and was funded by Telethon.

 

Two-minute exercise videos

These 2-minute exercise routines offer a simple range of motion and stretching exercises designed to reduce joint pain and stiffness.

Launch of new television campaign 'I have arthritis'

Arthritis SA is excited to launch 'I have arthritis', a new television campaign now airing on Channel 9. Two million Australians of all ages are affected by arthritis, so support to find a cure is more important than ever. If you haven't seen the clip yet, click here to view.

Special thanks to Channel 9 Telethon.

Would you like to be a part of an online research study into Osteoarthritis?

The Clinical Research Unit for Anxiety and Depression (CRUfAD) is a joint facility of the University of New South Wales and St Vincent’s Hospital in Sydney Australia.

CRUfAD is currently recruiting for a study to evaluate an online treatment for depression in individuals with osteoarthritis. This is a free 10 week program involving 6 lessons of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) delivered online. CBT emphasises the relationship between thoughts, feelings and behaviours in creating change. The online CBT course has been developed from a large amount of research which indicates that CBT is effective in treating depression.

For further information on the study click here.

Time to Move

Arthritis Australia launched the Time to Move campaign at Parliament House on Monday 24 March 2014.

The Time to Move: Arthritis strategy provides a road map for improving care across Australia for people with arthritis.

Details are summarised in Time to Move: Arthritis, A national strategy to reduce a costly burden report.

Visit our Research News page for more details and to download the reports.