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 programs 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.
World Arthritis Day 2015
World Arthritis Day is on October 12 giving you a chance now to contribute to global awareness of arthritis.
All you need to do is write a friend's name on your hand, photograph it, and share it with us on facebook, as well as use #WADHigh5. Make sure your friend gets to see it and does the same. Better still, be creative. Get your friends together, or high five it with a bestie and post your pic.
The theme of World Arthritis Day is, it's in your hands, take action.
High fiving it for World Arthritis Day is aimed at encouraging people with rheumatic and musculoskeletal conditions, along with families, friends, carers, health care professionals, policy makers, researchers and the general public to seize every opportunity to take action and make a difference to the quality of life of people with arthritis.
The benefits of yoga
A recent trial has found that yoga can be safe and effective for people with arthritis. Research indicates that 8 weeks of yoga classes improved the physical and mental wellbeing of people with two common forms of arthritis, knee osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
Book a stall at our Cracker Christmas Market!
Get a jump on Christmas and book a stall at our first ever Cracker Christmas Market which will be held at Arthritis SA, 10AM to 3PM, on Saturday 21 November 2015. Click here to read more and download a stallholder booking form.
Oils ain't oils – but which one works for arthritis in the knee?
Many have joked about that old “oils ain't oils” television ad but the reality is it's the truth - especially when thinking about the impact of fish oil on arthritis. Click here http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/healthreport/ to listen to Norman Swan's Health Report interview on ABC Radio with University of Adelaide Associate Professor in Rheumatology Catherine Hill to learn results of the latest research into the effectiveness of fish oil in treating different kinds of arthritis.
The Dunedin Fatigue Study
A New Zealand study shows how more physical activity may improve your mood - especially if you have arthritis. Read about how overcoming fatigue with exercise may have a positive mood effect.
Trivia & Games Night
Don some blue and put on the thinking cap to join in the fun of a super trivia and games night to benefit the one in 1000 children living with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis. The event, on Friday 9 October at Evanston Park, is the dynamic creation of two mums of children with arthritis, and their children, who are also working hard to make this a top night. Read more to download the flyer for details and please pass it around.