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Special care - Arthritis/Musculosceletal

The prevalence of arthritis has been growing in line with increasing average lifespans. A report by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare suggests that over 15% of Australians were affected by arthritis in 2007-08, a 2% increase from 2001 estimates. Access Economics predicts that by 2050 there will be 7 million Australians with arthritis, unless we discover more effective treatments or a cure.

There are over hundred different types of arthritis, with osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, gout and lupus the most common. City dwellers are less affected than people living in inner regional areas of Australia. Arthritis can develop at any age, although women over 45 are most affected.

This section features support organisations for sufferers of arthritis and other musculo-skeletal conditions, and products and services that specialise in the management of arthritis.

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Muscular Dystrophy Australia

Muscular Dystrophy Australia

North Melbourne, VIC 3051

The organisation's website details an activities program, international support network for members and information about Muscular Dystrophy such as Duchenne and Becker type, Friedreich's Ataxia, Facioscapulohumeral Muscular Dystrophy, Limb-Girdle Muscular Dystrophy, Myasthenia Gravis, Myotonic Dystrophy, Spinal Muscular Atrophy and Chacot-Marie-Tooth disease. Become a member or support research.
Arthritis Australia

Arthritis Australia

Freecall Arthritis Australia Infoline 1800 011 041

Glebe, NSW 2037

Arthritis Australia provides support and information to people with arthritis as well as their families and friends; promotes arthritis awareness; funds research into potential causes, possible cures and better ways to live with arthritis; and aims to keep health professionals informed. Arthritis Australia also supports the MyJointPain website and the Empowered website.

Australian Association of Musculoskeletal Medicine

Taringa, QLD 4068

The AAMM promotes research, education and treatment of disorders of the musculoskeletal system. Its website contains information and resources for professionals and the public.
ME-CFS-FM Support Association Qld Inc.

ME-CFS-FM Support Association Qld Inc.

Toowoomba, QLD 4350

ME/CFS/FM Support Association Qld Inc. provides support, information, friendship and encouragement to people affected by Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia. Membership benefits include office 11am - 3pm Tuesday to Thursday, monthly meetings, the 1st Wednesday of each month except January and a bi-monthly journal titled THE QUEENSLAND COMMUNICATOR.
Spinal Life Australia

Spinal Life Australia


Spinal Life Australia supports and empowers people with spinal cord injuries through peer support, networking opportunities, health and lifestyle advice, equitable access, equipment hire, information and advocacy. The organisation also publishes The Advocate, a bi-monthly magazine.
The Australian Myasthenic Association NSW Inc

The Australian Myasthenic Association NSW Inc

Corrimal East, NSW 2518

The Australian Myasthenic Association NSW Inc provides support and information for people affected by Myasthenia Gravis, a Neuromuscular Autoimmune disease. The Association holds quarterly support meetings at Ryde Leagues Club, 117 Ryedale Road West Ryde. We welcome MG sufferers their family and friends.

Scoliosis Australia

Scoliosis information
Scoliosis forum

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