An education and self management program that enables and equips participants with knowledge and skills to better manage their health and musculoskeletal condition.
Arthritis and Osteoporosis WA.
Meets every Monday evening for Hydrotherapy and gym exercise program at Wyllie Arthritis Centre, Shenton Park. New Members must have participated in the AS program run by Arthritis & Osteoporosis WA, or have a hospital referral from a physiotherapist who specialises in AS. Please contact Arthritis & Osteoporosis WA for more information.
Works to improve the lives of people living with musculoskeletal conditions through education, self management and interaction with others in a similar situation. Various groups for various forms of Arthritis.
Creates the opportunity for people who have arthritis to meet and connect with others who understand. The branch also runs warm water exercise classes at Albany Hospital hydrotherapy pool.
A gentle exercise class for those with any type of arthritis living in the Bassendean area. Meets weekly at the Bassendean Community Centre, 35 Old Perth Road, Bassendean. Please call 9388 2199 for further details.
Offers the opportunity to meet and socialise with others who have arthritis, make new friends, share helpful hints and practical tips, and receive and/or give encouragement and support.
The aim of the Haemophilia Foundation of Western Australia Inc. is to work towards a better quality of life for people with a bleeding disorder and to provide support for their families by:
- Providing peer support activities to our community
- Providing information about bleeding disorders to members and the general public
- Advocating and liaising with government agencies and hospitals on behalf of the bleeding disorders community
- Contributing directly to the assistance of members in their education and welfare
- Supporting research and development of new and improved therapies
- Encouraging the public to become blood donors to the Australian Red Cross Blood Service
Provides support to those who have been diagnosed with Inflammatory Arthritis – Rheumatoid Ankylosing, Spondylitis, Psoriatic and Seronegative Arthritis. Two groups meet in the evening: North and South Metro.
Provides support to those who have been diagnosed with Inflammatory Arthritis including Rheumatoid, Ankylosing, Spondylitis, Psoriatic and Seronegative Arthritis.
A group for those preparing or recovering from joint replacement surgery. Provides support and information. Meets quarterly on the fourth Friday of the month, February, May, August and November at 11am in Shenton Park.
Runs various physiotherapy and massage programs. The group meets in a Day Centre setting, where Members can socialise with others living with MS, and make appointments with MSWA health professionals.
A program specifically for people with Osteoporosis of the Knee. Six sessions of 2.5 hours conducted by qualified health professionals in a relaxed and supportive group atmosphere, where you will learn how to manage your condition more effectively.
This program is specifically for people diagnosed with osteoarthritis of the knee (OAK). It offers a holistic approach providing disease specific education and self-management techniques and is run by health professionals.
To help Western Australian health consumers access reliable, practical and usable evidence-informed information, skills and support to assist in the co-management of their musculoskeletal pain.
An education and self-management program that enables and equips participants with knowledge and skills to better manage their health and musculoskeletal condition.
Provides support, advocacy and awareness to thyroid patients and family members. Provides educational seminars at community centres, regular newsletters, open forums where patients can share stories and ask questions.
The UWA Exercise and Performance Centre runs a number of tailored programs aimed at improving the improve health, function and quality of life of patients with a range of chronic and complex diseases. The exercise interventions provided are tailored to help patients meet their current goals, and manage their condition/s.
The Exercise and Performance Centre also supports the clinical training of students undertaking the Masters of Clinical Exercise Physiology, and where appropriate exercise services are provided by postgraduate students under the supervision of Accredited Exercise Physiologists (AEP) and allied health professionals.
List of Specific Programs:
Healthy Hearts – Cardiovascular rehabilitation program designed and facilitated by exercise physiologists with the aims of:
• Changing physical activity behaviours
• Preventing subsequent cardiac events
• Improving activity tolerance, muscle atrophy and circulation
• Improving quality of life, and
• Significantly reducing risk factors for comorbidities
Mediswim – Aqua based exercise rehabilitation incorporating strength, mobility and swimming to target metabolic disease or its risk factors. Exercise sessions are individualized and heart rate monitored. Benefits include:
• Improved insulin sensitivity and blood glucose management
• Reduction in weight and blood pressure
• Reduction in medication dependence
CanMoves – Exercise rehabilitation for patients at any stage of Cancer treatment. Aim to provide support, and through use of exercise as adjuvant therapy throughout the treatment process. Benefits include:
• Reduced risk of cancer recurrence
• Improved quality of life
• Improved management of treatment related side effects
The service aims to improve the lives of individuals with Williams Syndrome and their families, to locate individuals with the syndrome and their families and to disseminate medical, educational and assistance group information.