Information and resources to help you understand arthritis
- What is arthritis?
- Types of arthritis
- Areas of the body
- Arthritis facts
Living well with arthritis
Having arthritis doesn't mean you have to miss out on doing the things you love. These pages provide resources and information on how to manage and live well with arthritis.
Get Moving! Exercise Series
It is extremely important to stay moving, fit and healthy for both our physical and mental health. Staying fit can significantly reduce the risk of developing or the progression of sedentary diseases, such as obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and reduce development and/or severity of arthritis. If you are having a bad day with arthritis, gentle movement and choosing just a couple of the exercises will boost blood flow and reduce the ‘stiffening’ that happens when we stop moving.
Kids Camps Winter Appeal
The pain and stiffness of juvenile arthritis limits a child’s range of movement and ability to be active. This can challenge their self-esteem, sense of adventure and feelings of belonging.
Arthritis NSW needs your support to help the many children and families affected by this disease by donating to our two annual children’s camps.
Arthritis NSW is here to help, support and empower people with arthritis and related conditions. We achieve this through the delivery of education programs and health services which focus on self management and gentle exercise, the Arthritis Infoline, provision of information resources, and publications.
Children & arthritis
Contrary to common belief, children and even young babies can be affected by arthritis. These pages contain resources and information to help you understand and manage your child's juvenile arthritis.
Camps for Kids
Our camps provide children and young people living with juvenile arthritis an opportunity to participate in fun and educational activities, in a safe and supportive environment, without fear of being different.
Warm Water Classes
Warm Water Exercise classes are ideal for people with arthritis and related conditions. Our classes give participants the opportunity to exercise with guidance from a trained instructor.
Strength & Balance Classes
Our Strength & Balance exercise classes are designed to help people with arthritis and/or osteoporosis to develop strength, improve overall fitness and regain/build confidence in an environment that is social and supportive.
Becoming a member of Arthritis & Osteoporosis NSW is one of the best ways to engage with our organisation, built on understanding, support and community.
Be Heard | Be Informed | Be Supported | Be Rewarded
Support our work
There are many ways you can help adults and children living with arthritis by supporting our work. Whether you choose to make a once-off donation, become a regular giver, volunteer or corporate partner, or leave a gift in your Will, your contribution will be greatly appreciated by us and the people we support.
Athritis Matters magazine provides articles on nutrition, exercise and managing your condition. Available via subscription, and free to AONSW members.
Rural Health Program
Our health education program delivered to rural areas in NSW. Learn more about our current events here.
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