Our Living well with arthritis seminar, held last week, prompted many attendees to rethink their thoughts about pain.
Guest speakers, including Dr Maxine Szramka and Dr John Booth discussed the latest treatment options and medication for various forms of arthritis and ways to cope with chronic pain.
Attendees heard about the importance of:
> seeking help from a professional whenever you have concerns about your health;
> treating arthritis as soon as possible after diagnosis; and
> working with health professionals to develop a tailored treatment plan, including diet and lifestyle changes (i.e. not just relying on medication alone), to help prevent progression of the condition.
More than 100 people affected by arthritis and other musculoskeletal conditions attended to learn what they could do to manage their condition better.
Guests were also able to meet representatives from local support groups: the Warilla-Shellharbour and Wollongong Branches.
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The event was proudly supported by our Principal Sponsor:
And our Silver Sponsor:
We’d also like to thank the following people for volunteering to help and making the event a success:
> Warilla-Shellharbour Branch – Pat Brooks, John Churchill, Gail Feltham, Jill Majkowycz, Sheila Morris, Susan Murtin, Mary Ryan, Joyce Weatherall and Selma Yusuf
> Wollongong Branch – Pam Dunkley, Elizabeth Evans and Vicki James
PHOTOS FROM THE DAY
WHERE CAN I FIND SUPPORT?
If you would like to join your local community and build your understanding of arthritis, please contact the convenor of your nearest support group.
DID YOU KNOW YOU CAN BOOK A GUEST SPEAKER?
Our Health Promotion Team is available within the Greater Sydney area to speak to groups, social clubs and workplaces about arthritis, osteoporosis and pain management. Call us on 02 9857 3300 or complete this form.