Webinars - Arthritis Action


Arthritis Action hosts a series of webinars, exploring aspects of living with arthritis and managing the condition, aimed at people with arthritis and professionals.

The Lunchtime Webinars bring experts together, and provide the opportunity for the general public to directly ask their questions online.


Past Webinars

Watch past Webinars, below:


16th May 2022 – “Webinar: Pain Explained – Medication, Management and More” with Katherine Dyer, Lead Nurse and Matron at the Pain Management Service, Norfolk & Norwich (NHS) University Hospital Trust, Wendy Holden, Medical Advisor to Arthritis Action and Honorary Consultant Rheumatologist, and Heather Baumohl-Johnson, Director of Services and Operations and Clinical Hypnotherapist, who will chat about how pain works and various ways to alleviate pain.



30th March 2022 – “Why you should consider yoga if you are living with arthritis” with Yoga and Pilates Instructor, Tracy Weare, and Arthritis Action’s Services Development Manager and Dietitian Martin Lau, touched upon the benefits of yoga for people living with arthritis. The webinar also featured a 30′ practical chair-based yoga session, followed by a Q&A for the audience.


15th November 2021 – “Pregnancy, Parenting and Arthritis” with Arthritis Action’s Director of Services & Operations Heather Baumohl-Johnson and Consultant Rheumatologist and Arthritis Action’s Medical Advisor Dr Wendy Holden. The webinar discussed the journey of pregnancy and parenting for people living with arthritis; covering topics such as: medication, appointments and flare-up planning. The team was joined by first-time mum living with arthritis, Kirsty Dilley.


2nd July 2021 – “How Hand Therapy can help manage your arthritis” with Sarah Mee, a Consultant Hand Therapist with Chelsea and Westminster Regional Hand and Wrist Unit, discussed what a Hand Therapist does and how they can help people manage their arthritis, and Arthritis Action’s Dietitian and Services Development Manager, Martin Lau.

26th April 2021 – “Managing Arthritis Pain in a Pandemic“, presented by Communications Officer Eoin Buckley, featuring Consultant Rheumatologist & Arthritis Action Medical Advisor Dr Wendy Holden, and Therapies Manager & Exercise Lead, Osteopath David Vaux. The webinar focused on living with pain throughout the pandemic, and our experts addressed your most frequently asked questions on how to effectively manage arthritis pain.



25th February 2021 – “Arthritis and the COVID-19 Vaccine”, presented by our CEO Shantel Irwin, and our Medical Advisor Dr Wendy Holden, Consultant Rheumatologist at North Hampshire Hospitals, who answered your most frequently asked questions about the COVID-19 vaccine for people living with arthritis.


30th September 2020 – “Unlocking Exercise – Barriers and Benefits: Eating Well, Thinking Positively, and Getting Stronger” presented by the Charity’s Dietitian Martin Lau, Director of Services & Operations Heather Baumohl-Johnson, and Osteopath and Exercise Lead David Vaux, the webinar explored a comprehensive approach to restarting exercise and preventing the loss of muscle strength and function. The expert panel covered the barriers and benefits to exercise, including immunity, weight management, community engagement and mental wellbeing.



23rd July 2020 –  “Rheumatoid Arthritis: All You Need To Know” presented by our CEO Shantel Irwin, and our Medical Advisor Dr Wendy Holden, Consultant Rheumatologist at North Hampshire Hospitals, addressing all aspects of living with Rheumatoid Arthritis, including diagnosis, treatment, diet, and the impact of COVID-19 and shielding.



18th June 2020 – Coronavirus & Arthritis: Live Q&A

Live Q&A webinar to address public questions around coronavirus and arthritis. The webinar, was presented by Consultant Rheumatologist Dr Wendy Holden and Arthritis Action CEO Shantel Irwin.



Understanding and Managing Pain


Is There a Role for Diet in the Management of Arthritis?


Understanding Arthritis: What you Need to Know


The Effects of Mental Health: How to Manage It