Tips for the Holiday Season

Tips for the Holiday Season

The festive season can be a busy time of shopping, cooking, cleaning and gathering with family and friends. With a chronic condition, however, it can also be a difficult time managing your energy levels, eating (and drinking!), organising travel and…

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Exercise of the Month – Warm Water Exercise

Exercise of the Month – Warm Water Exercise

Water exercise involves exercising in a pool – usually a heated, warm water pool – and may also be called ‘hydrotherapy’. It is one of the most comfortable and effective ways that a person with arthritis can exercise because the…

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Biologics vs Biosimilars

Biologics vs Biosimilars

Biologics are a type of medication that can be prescribed for some forms of inflammatory arthritis, such as rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis and juvenile idiopathic arthritis (a type of arthritis that affects children). For some biologics, there may…

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Rural Health Initiative 2018 Wrap-Up

Rural Health Initiative 2018 Wrap-Up

On July 12 in Bathurst, Arthritis NSW held the first community event of our Rural Health Initiative 2018. Since then we have presented the health education program to audiences in five rural communities, providing them new and useful information about…

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Benefits of Strength Training

Benefits of Strength Training

Strength training is a name for activities or exercises that build the strength of your muscles. Strength training involves working your muscles a little harder than you do in normal life, usually against some form of resistance. You can do…

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Camp Footloose 2018

Camp Footloose 2018

What a wonderful Camp Footloose we had! Camp Footloose is a camp for children who have juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) aged 9-18 years. After attending camp, the children come away with new friends who they can relax with and share…

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Children & Arthritis

Children & Arthritis

Arthritis is commonly thought of as a condition that only affects older people. However, there are many different types of arthritis, some of which affect babies, children, teenagers and young adults.  Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) is the name given to…

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Exercise of the Month – Modified Plank

Exercise of the Month – Modified Plank

Wall plank – example of a modified plank This month’s exercise of the month focuses on the abdomen. Considered the centre of the body, it is what connects the upper half of the body to the lower half. Formed by…

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