A range of healthcare professionals may be involved in helping you manage your arthritis.
Working with your healthcare team can help you manage your arthritis.
You are the most important member of your healthcare team.
Discussion about the importance of surrounding yourself with a supportive team.
How to help prepare for a visit to the physio or GP.
The importance of finding a supportive team
A rheumatologist is a specialist doctor who diagnoses and treats joint, muscle and bone disorders.
Dermatologists are doctors who are experts in managing skin diseases, including psoriasis.
Your general practitioner (GP or local doctor) is usually your main provider of health care.
Rheumatology nurses are nurses with a specialist knowledge in arthritis.
Physiotherapists can advise you on exercise, posture and ways to relieve pain.
Occupational therapists (OT) can help you to do things that reduces joint strain and pain.
Exercise physiologists design, deliver and advise on safe and effective exercise programs.
Podiatrists specialise in conditions affecting the feet and lower limbs.
Dietitians are experts in food and nutrition. They provide advice about healthy eating and weight loss.
Hear about the role of the dietitian and how they can be an important part of your healthcare team.
Psychologists can teach you ways to cope with any pain and emotions you feel due to your arthritis
Optometrists help to look after eye health and care of our eyes.
Pharmacists can help you to understand your medicines and how to take them safely and correctly.
Ophthalmologists are specialist eye doctors who handle all the medical aspects of eye care.
Orthopaedic surgeons use surgery to treat problems caused by disease and injury in the bones, joints and other...
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