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: email@example.com.
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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org to join.