• Monthly Member Spotlight: Joint Academy

    August 9, 2018

    Monthly Member Spotlight: Joint Academy With origins in Sweden and recent expansion into the US, organizations like Joint Academy help us stay connected to communities close to home and abroad to learn different strategies for osteoarthritis education and management, and to expand public awareness of OA as widely as possible. This month, we’re … Continued


  • Monthly Member Spotlight: The American Society for Nutrition

    July 26, 2018

    Monthly Member Spotlight: American Society for Nutrition There are a number of dietary factors that are associated with osteoarthritis symptoms or progression. At the American Society for Nutrition (ASN), they understand the resultant impact on long-term health and risk for chronic diseases like OA, obesity, diabetes, and more. ASN has … Continued


  • Monthly Member Spotlight: Aberdeen Centre for Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Health

    June 29, 2018

    Monthly Member Spotlight: Aberdeen Centre for Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Health Osteoarthritis not only affects millions of people in the United States, but it affects over 8 million people in the United Kingdom. At the University of Aberdeen, Centre for Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Health (ACAMH), researchers understand the importance of arthritis … Continued


  • Monthly Member Spotlight: Haywood Regional Medical Center

    May 31, 2018

    Monthly Member Spotlight: Haywood Regional Medical Center According to the CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report released May 2017, one-third of adults living in rural areas have arthritis. Self management programs promoting physical activity are needed in order to improve function and quality of life for those living with arthritis. Healthcare providers like … Continued


  • Launch of New National Osteoarthritis Awareness Campaign: “StandUP2OA” Has Unique Focus on Disease Prevention

    May 8, 2018

    The first and only national campaign focused on the prevention and management of osteoarthritis, the most common form of arthritis. CHAPEL HILL, N.C., May 8, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Today, 30 million Americans  – nearly 1 in 10  adults – have osteoarthritis (OA), a leading cause of disability. Of the 100 different types … Continued


  • Monthly Member Spotlight: The American Council on Exercise

    April 25, 2018

    Monthly Member Spotlight: The American Council on Exercise Movement is vital to a healthy and fulfilling life. Physical activities such as walking, biking, and water aerobics can help ease joint pain for those affected by osteoarthritis. That’s why this month, we’re excited to spotlight the American Council on Exercise (ACE). ACE aims to get … Continued


  • Monthly Member Spotlight: UNC Wellness Center

    March 23, 2018

    Monthly Member Spotlight: UNC Wellness Center Physical activity is a first line conservative treatment for those with osteoarthritis. Activities like walking, aquatic exercise, yoga, and Tai Chi are joint friendly exercise opportunities that can reduce pain and improve physical function. That’s why we’re so excited to spotlight UNC Wellness Centers in … Continued


  • Monthly Member Spotlight: National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA)

    February 22, 2018

    Monthly Member Spotlight: National Athletic Trainers’ Association Sports participation is a safe and effective way to engage in physical activity – and regular physical activity is one of the best ways to manage osteoarthritis. However, joint injury – including those caused by sports – can exacerbate risk for osteoarthritis. Athletic … Continued


  • Monthly Member Spotlight: American Medical Society for Sports Medicine

    January 25, 2018

    Monthly Member Spotlight: American Medical Society for Sports Medicine  Staying active and injury-free is one of the best ways to prevent osteoarthritis. This month, we want to celebrate one of our member organizations that help people do just that- the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM). AMSSM members are … Continued


  • Monthly Member Spotlight – Volume 2, Issue 12 -UNC Injury Prevention Research Center

    December 21, 2017

    Monthly Member Spotlight UNC Injury Prevention Research Center Traumatic joint injuries are a major risk factor for osteoarthritis (OA), and account for approximately 12% of overall OA prevalence. Injury prevention is one of the four interventions for OA recommended in the National Public Health Agenda for Osteoarthritis (2010) (right), and is … Continued