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.
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 Orthepedic Association - Orthopeadics including joint replacement.
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
Fibromyalgia - ME/CFS/FM Support Association of Queensland. - Toowoomba - (07)46328173
Anklosing Spondylitis - is a support group, with social event ssuch as hydrotherapy exercise classes in Brisbane.
Lupus Queensland - Lupus Association Queensland (LAQ) dreams of a world without lupus, and its members are actively involved in seeing that dream become a reality. LAQ is an organisation consisting completely of individuals who have or are affected by lupus. We do not have staff, bureaucrats, or anyone involved who does not understand lupus and its possible devastating effects
Lupus Australia, Queensland Inc - The Lupus Australia, Queensland Incorporated is a non-profit, largely volunteer-driven charity. It is committed to providing support and education for its members; to raising awareness of Lupus and its impact among Lupus sufferers, their families and friends, health professionals and the general public; and to encourage research into the cause of and cure for Lupus.
International WebsitesCanada: Arthritis Society
NZ: Arthritis New Zealand
UK: Arthritis Care
USA: Arthritis Foundation
Australian Arthritis Websites
Other Useful WebsitesCentrelink - 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 LinksThe 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 Lynne to join.