At Arthritis New Zealand we have a number of brochures on all the main types of arthritis from rheumatoid arthritis to ankylosing spondylitis. You can download them below (Acrobat pdf files). These are free of charge.
Arthritis – Exercises to Keep You Moving
Arthritis New Zealand and Physiotherapy New Zealand have combined their expertise to produce a new exercise guide entitled Arthritis – Exercises to Keep You Moving.
The new guide provides step-by-step, illustrated instructions for exercises that will greatly benefit people with arthritis or a rheumatology condition which is affecting their joints or muscles.
Check out the past issues of our quarterly members magazine ‘Joint Support’:
Get a free downloadable copy of The Economic Cost of Arthritis to New Zealand in 2010 Report.
If you would like more information please call 0800 663 463.
New Zealand Health Report: Chronic Pain
A recent phone poll of over 1,600 New Zealand adults commissioned by Pfizer New Zealand in partnership with Arthritis New Zealand shows that many people who experience chronic pain feel their condition is misunderstood by society and sometimes by healthcare professionals.
Chronic pain is a complex condition to treat because it is present among many illnesses, from arthritis, cancer, fibromyalgia and multiple sclerosis to other musculoskeletal pain disorders.
The Pfizer New Zealand Health Report: Chronic Pain, released today, found that one in eight (12%) New Zealand respondents are affected by chronic pain, and 65 per cent of those with chronic pain said other people often or sometimes doubted the reality of their pain. Thirty-five per cent of all respondents agreed with the statement that chronic pain is used as an excuse for people who don’t want to work.
Download the New Zealand Health Report: Chronic Pain