Tips for coping with morning stiffness

Tips for coping with morning stiffness

As the weather starts to cool down, many people find their stiffness in the morning worsens. For osteoarthritis it may last for up to an hour or so. For others living with inflammatory arthritis however (such as rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic…

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Hip Exercises

Hip Exercises

One of the primary contributions to the development of arthritis is prolonged overuse or imperfect loading of a weight bearing joint. As one of the primary load bearing joints in the human body, the hip joint is particularly susceptible to…

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Tips for a Better Night’s Sleep

Tips for a Better Night’s Sleep

Sleep is important for both physical and mental health and improves your overall quality of life. We know that living with a chronic condition and chronic pain can cause problems with sleep, including having problems falling asleep, staying asleep and…

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Exercise of the Month – Knee Exercises

Exercise of the Month – Knee Exercises

Knee exercises help to reduce stiffness, improve muscle strength and joint range of motion in people who have arthritis. Strengthening the of the quadriceps muscles (front of thigh) has also been linked to reduced symptoms of knee osteoarthritis. There is no…

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Exercise of the Month: Tai Chi

Exercise of the Month: Tai Chi

What is tai chi? Tai chi is an ancient, Chinese martial art form that is practiced around the world as a type of gentle exercise. It involves smooth, flowing movements to help improve the flow of life energy, or Qi…

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Tips for the Holiday Season

Tips for the Holiday Season

The festive season can be a busy time of shopping, cooking, cleaning and gathering with family and friends. With a chronic condition, however, it can also be a difficult time managing your energy levels, eating (and drinking!), organising travel and…

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Exercise of the Month – Modified Plank

Exercise of the Month – Modified Plank

Wall plank – example of a modified plank This month’s exercise of the month focuses on the abdomen. Considered the centre of the body, it is what connects the upper half of the body to the lower half. Formed by…

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