Links

Helpful Medical Websites

Arthritis Australia - Australia wide information on Arthritis.

Osteoporosis Australia - Australia wide information on OA.

Australian Rheumatology Association - information about arthritis conditions and help finding a rheumatologist.

National Prescribing Service - information about medicines.

Medicines Line - call 1300 MEDICINE (1300 633 424) for information about your medicines.

Australian Physiotherapy Association - information on physiotherapy and help finding a physiotherapist.

Australian Podiatry Association (QLD) - information on podiatry and help finding a podiatrist.

Australian Association of Occupational Therapists - helps with information and gadgets to improve daily activities.

Australian Orthopaedic Association - Orthopaedics including joint replacement.

Pain Management Network - NSW Agency for Clinical Innovation - Provides information and resources on chronic pain management

Conditon Specific Support Groups - Independant of Arthritis Queensland

Australian Pain Management Association - information and help on chronic pain issues. Please call 1300 340 357 for the Pain Link Line.                                     

Scleroderma & Sjogrens Association - provides support for people suffering from scleroderma, and now extends support and information to sufferers of Raynaud's Phenomenon, Sjogrens Syndrome and other auto immune diseases. To contact the Association email: sclero@pacific.net.au.

Fibromyalgia - ME/CFS/FM Support Association of Queensland. - Toowoomba - (07)46328173

Ankylosing Spondylitis - is a support group, with social event such as hydrotherapy exercise classes in Brisbane.

Hydrotherapy Brisbane- Aspley-based hydrotherapy.

Lupus Association of Queensland - Provides support for people with Lupus.

 

International Websites

Canada: Arthritis Society

NZ: Arthritis New Zealand

UK: Arthritis Care

USA: Arthritis Foundation
 

Australian Arthritis Websites

Arthritis New South Wales

Arthritis Victoria

Arthritis Western Australia

Arthritis Tasmania

Arthritis South Australia

Arthritis Northern Territory

Other Useful Websites

Centrelink - A website about commonwealth benefits you may be eligilbe for.

Carers Australia - Information and advocacy for people who provide support to children or adults.

Beyond Blue - A national website which addresses issues around depression and anxiety.

Lifetec - a not-for-profit assistive devices showroom.

Dietry Guidelines for all Australians - Information to enable Australians to have a healthy diet.

Department of Health & Aging - seeks to promote, develop, and fund health and aged care services for the Australian public.
 

Online Support Group Links

The Shed Online - a men's website which offers support, the ability to socialise, make friends, and share skills.

Livewire - a susidiary of the Children's Starlgiht Foundation, which has created an online community for families, and young people.

Swell Gals Forum - Arthritis Queensland's own women's support group. Please email info@arthritis.org.au to join.