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Down the line, almost half of individuals with an ACL injury will develop knee osteoarthritis within 10 years.

In This Issue

  • DEI Efforts of the 150+ Member Organizations of the OAAA
  • Osteoarthritis in the Media
  • Webinars
  • Resources for OA Researchers

New Resources to Help Athletic Trainers and their Patients Manage OA

National Athletic Training MonthNational Athletic Training Month is held every March in order to spread awareness about the important work of athletic trainers (ATs) in the community. As healthcare professionals, ATs regularly work with patients with joint pain and can make a positive difference in the lives of adults with osteoarthritis (OA).

OA is the most common form of arthritis, affecting 1 in 7 U.S. adults. OA can cause pain, stiffness, and swelling, which may limit mobility and function and interfere with daily activities and work tasks such as writing or typing, standing or sitting for long periods, bending and walking, or going up and down stairs.

ATs can help reduce the burden of OA by expanding their knowledge of OA and its management, using functional assessments in their practice, sharing resources with their patients, and promoting injury prevention. OACareToolsDownload this Action Brief which describes how ATs and other healthcare providers can use functional assessments in OA care. Visit for a complete listing and description of resources.

I went from being very athletic, one of the best guards in the NBA, to barely making it. No speed, no agility. I had to change how I played because I couldn’t exercise or train because my knee constantly hurt.
Penny Hardaway

DEI Efforts of the 150+ Member Organizations of the OAAA

In each newsletter, we will feature an OAAA member organization’s efforts in the area of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI).

National Council on AgingAs a step toward health equity, many Native American and Native Communities have implemented evidence-based programs, including EnhanceFitness, to address chronic disease self-management, behavioral health, and fall prevention. The National Council of Aging discusses how trusted partnerships are key to successfully advancing health equity.

Osteoarthritis in the Media

The latest in news, policy, & practice on osteoarthritis

  • Cleveland Clinic: What your grip strength means for your overall health and exercises to improve it (3/14/2023)
  • Arthritis Research Canada has posted the Spring 202 edition of The Arthritis Newsletter (3/7/2023)
  • US News: The health risks of poor posture (3/7/2023)
  • The Joint Action has posted a new podcast on the topic “Management of anterior cruciate ligament injuries” (3/5/2023)
  • UHC Health Matters: How to keep your joints healthy, starting today (3/1/2023)
  • OAAA Steering Committee member, Dr. Ali Mobasheri, discusses the importance of starting well as a OA patient and living well with the disease in its early to middle stages (2/28/2023)
  • Healio: ‘Pain is normal’-The frustrating present and possible future of osteoarthritis treatment (2/27/2023)
  • US News: How much movement do you need? (2/27/2023)
  • March issue of Parks and Recreation Magazine has been released. (2/26/2023)
  • National Council on Aging: Managing arthritis symptoms-How to find a program that helps (2/24/2023)
  • National Council on Aging: What are the pros and cons of weight loss medications for older adults? (2/21/2023)


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Resources for OA Researchers

Click the button below to access our regularly updated list of Events and Conferences, Funding Opportunities, Webinars, and Announcements related to Osteoarthritis research. Remember to bookmark this website!

Events, Funding, and More

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