WE CAN HELP… AND SO CAN YOU!
Having a musculoskeletal condition does not mean giving up an active life. With management, people with arthritis and osteoporosis can continue to achieve high levels of normal activity.
WHY ARE WE HERE?
Arthritis ACT is dedicated to providing and promoting:
Self Management Courses(Take Charge of Pain)
Designed to improve the quality of life for people affected by arthritis, osteoporosis and related conditions. Find out more about Self Management Courses.
Warm Water Exercise
Is offered in three hydrotherapy pools in Canberra. Water based exercise is particularly beneficial for those with musculoskeletal conditions. Being non-weight bearing it is kind to sore joints. Find out more about Warm Water Exercise or buy Warm Water Exercise tickets online.
A variety of groups meet regularly. These provide the opportunity to share information and encouragement in living effectively with a chronic condition. Find out more about support groups.
Exercise “Move It Or Lose It.”
Regular exercise is critical for the maintenance of joint mobility and strength as well as to prevent falls which can lead to fracture. Our most popular being Warm Water Exercise (hydrotherapy), Strength & Balance, Chair Yoga and Tai Chi. Find out more about exercise.
Brochures & Facts – Disease & Treatment Information
Available monthly for members and a national magazine available several times per year. Click here for more information.
Education And Training Opportunities
For GPs, health professionals and peer educators to enhance their capacity to prevent and reduce the impact of arthritis, osteoporosis and related conditions.
Programs to raise community awareness of the impact of these conditions including community talks to organisations upon request. Click on this link to download a Community Talks Request Form.
About the needs of people with musculoskeletal conditions.