14 November 2018
We are excited to announce the launch of our new online self-management resource, available today. The learning platform, which is the first of its kind in the UK, aims to improve the quality of daily life for those living with arthritis.
The resource features 16 evidence-based educational videos, broken down into the physical and mental aspects of living with arthritis. Participants will hear directly from a rheumatologist, physiotherapist, osteopath, dietitian, clinical hypnotherapist, and a self-management trainer. The topics include Diet and Arthritis; Medication and Arthritis; X-rays; Aids and Devices; Positive Thinking; Persistent Pain; and Weight Management.
Shantel Irwin, Chief Executive of Arthritis Action, says:
“Ten million people in the UK live with arthritis. It is the leading cause of pain and disability nationwide. Our recent research revealed that around three-quarters of people with arthritis worry that they can’t continue to enjoy their usual hobbies, and over half find it very challenging to get around[i].
We are therefore very pleased to launch the first online arthritis self-management learning platform in the UK, giving people access to the tools they need to take control of their condition, no matter where they live or how mobile they are. Our resource has also been designed for those leading very busy lives, aiming to empower them to better understand and manage their condition, whilst learning at their own pace and convenience.”
The resource is available today for free, here: Online Self-Management Resource