News

We want to hear from YOU

Tasmanians are invited to take part in Arthritis & Osteoporosis Tasmania’s Community Feedback Survey. We need your help to identify issues that are important to people living with any type of arthritis or related musculoskeletal condition, and identify the programs and services most needed in the Tasmanian community. The survey is voluntary, anonymous and should take only 5 minutes of your time to complete. The survey will remain open until Wednesday, 30 September 2020 and can be accessed here:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/AOTWeb

Important information for people with Rheumatoid and other Inflammatory Arthritis, SLE and other autoimmune diseases in the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic

UPDATED Version 5, 28 June 2020.

This is GENERAL advice. If you have specific questions please contact your specialist.

We understand that many of you are feeling particularly vulnerable and anxious because you have chronic illnesses and take medications that may affect the immune system, so we hope this information will help.

At present, there is insufficient data as to whether patients with rheumatic diseases or those using immunosuppressive therapy who contract COVID-19 are at increased risk of worse outcomes.

Click here for full statement.

As more information becomes available, this document will be updated.

Minister announces $4 million for the National Strategic Action Plan for Arthritis

Arthritis & Osteoporosis Tasmania welcomes the announcement on 27/3/19 from the Minister for Health, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP, that the Commonwealth Government will invest $4 million towards the National Strategic Action Plan for Arthritis. Led by Arthritis Australia in partnership with key consumer and medical groups, the Action Plan outlines key priorities for preventing arthritis, investing in research and improving treatment and support for people living with the condition. For more information click here.

Events

Let’s Talk about Osteoporosis and Bone Health – FREE Online Event

68% of Tasmanians over 50 years live with compromised bone density. Do you know if you are one of them? Arthritis & Osteoporosis Tasmania invite you to join their Educator Jane for a live internet presentation to learn more about osteoporosis, bone health and how we can look after our skeleton as we age so that it will continue to look after us!

Let's Talk about Osteoporosis and Bone Health - FREE Online EventBuy Tickets

The Joint Movement
Strength Training Program

Take the first step to a healthier you. The Joint Movement Strength Training Program is a 12 week group exercise program led by a trained exercise professional. Program includes a pre-exercise assessment. Vacancies are currently available in programs at Clarence,  Glenorchy and Kingston.

ALL PROGRAMS:
Cost: $10 per session
Bookings: (03) 6228 4824

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Would you like to gain or further develop your professional knowledge and skills in the areas of arthritis and musculoskeletal conditions?
Arthritis Essentials is a competency based, nationally accredited unit of competency, designed to provide healthcare professionals working with or supporting people with arthritis and related musculoskeletal conditions, with an easily accessible means of professional development.

Continuously available online at https://learning.arthritistas.org.au

For more information click here.