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Reductions in osteoarthritis (OA) burden can be achieved through improved pharmacological treatment of OA-related pain, improved access to joint replacement surgery, and prevention of the disease by reducing obesity.
Arthritis Research Canada

In This Issue

  • COVID-19 Resources for People with Arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis in the Media
  • Webinars
  • Resources for OA Researchers

Safe and Reliable Lifestyle Management Programs

The Osteoarthritis Action Alliance (OAAA) is focused on supporting people living with OA. One of the ways we do this is by offering information about safe and reliable lifestyle management programs for people with arthritis. Group of individualsThese lifestyle management programs are found in many local communities and are great tools that can help you take control of your diagnosis, while also connecting you to a group of individuals who understand what you are going through. There are a variety lifestyle management programs available, but which are scientifically-supported so that you can be sure that your invested time is worth it?

In the past year, the OAAA created a review process that evaluates Arthritis-Appropriate Evidence-Based Interventions (AAEBIs). This process includes an in-depth review by experts in the fields of AAEBIs, program evaluation, and program implementation. Each program is thoroughly analyzed so you can be sure that no matter what intervention you choose, you have the opportunity to succeed!

OAAA homepageYou can easily navigate to the ‘Arthritis Interventions (AAEBI)’ tab on the OAAA homepage to see the list of lifestyle management programs which are currently recognized. Options range from group and in-person physical activity programs to self-management educational programs. Visit oaaction.unc.edu/aaebi to learn more.

Science is a way of life. Science is a perspective. Science is the process that takes us from confusion to understanding in a manner that’s precise, predictive and reliable – a transformation, for those lucky enough to experience it, that is empowering and emotional.
Brian Greene

 

COVID-19 Resources for People with Arthritis

Managing OA during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Osteoarthritis in the Media

The latest in news, policy, & practice on osteoarthritis

  • January edition of JointHealth™ insight has been released (1/31/2022)
  • The BioMechanics Method: New webpage on Osteoarthritis and Corrective Exercise has been published (1/31/2022)
  • The Joint Action has posted a new podcast on the topic “Exercise is no better than salt-water injections for knee OA” (1/30/2022)
  • Iowa State University: ISU program aims to support healthy aging through walking (1/27/2022)
  • US News: 10 questions to ask a personal trainer before hiring them (1/27/2022)
  • The Physical Activity Alliance posted the January issue of their newsletter (1/26/2022)
  • The Back Pain Podcast has posted a new podcast on the topic “Core Bracing, Pelvic Tilts and Massage Guns – Ask Us Anything” (1/21/2022)
  • CreakyJoints: 12 little healthy eating tips from nutritionists who work with arthritis and chronic pain patients (1/21/2022)
  • Healio: 20% of adults use medications that cause weight gain (1/20/2022)
  • Healio: Acupuncture use is increasing, but many insurers do not cover it (1/18/2022)
  • The Winter 2022 issue of Weight Matters Magazine has been released (1/17/2022)

Webinars

2/16 Lunch & Learn

2/16 CCCR Speaker Series

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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