And be an important part of it.
The best way to live well with arthritis is by working closely with your healthcare team.
It may include a variety of healthcare specialists such as doctors, pharmacists, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, podiatrists, nurses, psychologists and complementary medicine practitioners.
Your doctor may also refer you to a rheumatologist – a specialist in conditions that affect the joints and the structures around them.
Remember, you are the most important member of your healthcare team. Make sure you establish and maintain good communication with all the other members.
For more information refer to the following information sheet:
- How to work effectively with your healthcare team
Or to request your copy of ‘10 Steps to Living Well with Arthritis’ booklet, telephone the Arthritis Helpline on 1800 011 041.
“I know my body best, so it makes sense that I be a key member of my healthcare team”