A ‘gold standard’ approach to management

Share Canberra's trusted news:

Sponsored content from a valued advertiser.

Arthritis ACT CEO Rebecca Davey.

THE “gold standard” for pain management involves weight loss, nutrition and exercise, says Arthritis ACT CEO Rebecca Davey, which is why the non-profit organisation offers services in each area. 

From exercise classes to occupational therapy, Rebecca says Arthritis ACT can help Canberrans manage their chronic pain and improve their health and wellbeing.

“We also know that people who live with pain can also live with mental health issues such as depression and anxiety. They can carry the weight of the world on their shoulders,” she says.

“We can help people deal with the mental stress which can be just as painful as the physical pain they experience.”

Throughout National Pain Week, Arthritis ACT will hold live and recorded online sessions about various aspects of pain, and Rebecca encourages people to contact the office to get information on how to join them.

“We also run a peer mentoring program with peer mentors, also living with pain, supporting people who are new to chronic pain,” she says.

“We are offering our sessions online at present, which has been working well, [and include] a men’s support group.”

Arthritis ACT, Building 18, 170 Haydon Drive, Bruce. Call 1800 011041, email info@arthritisact.org.au or visit arthritisact.org.au

Who Can You Trust?

In a world beleaguered by spin and confused messages, there's never been more need for diverse, trustworthy, independent journalism in Canberra.

Who can you trust? Well, for more than 25 years, "CityNews" has proudly been an independent, free, family-owned news magazine, serving the national capital with quality, integrity and authority. Through our weekly magazine and daily through our digital platforms, we constantly and reliably deliver high-quality and diverse opinion, news, arts, socials and lifestyle columns.

If you trust our work online and believe in the power of independent voices, I encourage you to make a small contribution.

Every dollar of support will be invested back into our journalism so we can continue to provide a valuably different view of what's happening around you and keep citynews.com.au free.

Click here to make your donation and you will be supporting the future of journalism and media diversity in the ACT.

Thank you,

Ian Meikle, editor

Previous articleBudget deficit to hit $184.5 billion this financial year
Next articleHelping Aboriginal people achieve ‘strong health’

Leave a Reply