Kiwibank announced earlier this year that it will stop processing cheques from 28 February 2020. The bank will not issue new cheque books from 30 September 2019.
Arthritis New Zealand to extend its services for families who have children with arthritis, working with National Paediatric Rheumatology Services.
Surgery can be avoided through well supported early intervention that include access to physiotherapy, dieticians, psychologists and sleep specialists.
Most people with hip or knee osteoarthritis never need a joint replacement – expert in osteoarthritis
Most people with hip or knee osteoarthritis never need a joint replacement – government needs to fund more exercise and weight loss programmes.
It’s a common enough reaction – so what? Isn’t it just old people that get arthritis? There are some quick and devastating counters to this…
It’s not just the elephant in the room – it’s a herd of elephants on the rampage. Osteoarthritis is a severe health issue that is only going to get worse.
A word from Philip Kearney, Arthritis New Zealand Chief Executive. In the September 2019 issue of Joint Support, Philip updates us on work in progress.
Osteoarthritis is a significant burden on a person and is the most common form of arthritis in New Zealand. There are about 35,000 Māori adults that have OA.
Arthritis New Zealand wants government to formulate a national strategy and model of care for the management and treatment of arthritis.