Calendar of Events

July 2017
4th Jul 2017 Inflammatory Arthritis Support Group - Tues AM (Shenton Park)

A support group for those who have an Inflammatory Arthritis. Meets in Shenton Park on the 1st Tuesday of the month from 10:30am til 12noon. Come along to meet others in a similiar situation.

5th Jul 2017 NEW Halls Head Inflammatory Arthritis Support Group

A NEW support group for those who have an Inflammatory Arthritis (Rheumatoid, Psoriatic or Ankylosing Spondylitis). Meets 1st Wednesday of the month at Dome Cafe in Halls Head from 10:00am til 12noon. 

5th Jul 2017 Lupus Support Group (Maylands)

If you have been diagnosed with lupus and would like to meet other people living with the same condition, then come along to our support group where you can get connected and find help. Meets 1st Wednesday of each month.

7th Jul 2017 Coffee with Auto-Immune Arthritis Dongara (CAAD)

Do you have an auto-immune arthritis? Would you like to catch up with others that do?  Arthritis & Osteoporosis WA provides a social group in Dongara for anyone with Auto-Immune Arthritis, e.g. Rheumatoid, Psoriatic, Lupus or Scleroderma. 

17th Jul 2017 Tai Chi for Arthritis - Monday 12.45pm @ Mundaring Wellness Centre

Tai Chi for ArthritisRegistration opens 9am Monday 12 June.  The movements of the Tai Chi for Arthritis program have been specifically designed to be safe for people with arthritis.  The slow movements prevent injury, but build muscle strength and calm the mind.

17th Jul 2017 Tai Chi for Arthritis - Monday 11.30am @ Mundaring Wellness Centre

Tai Chi for ArthritisRegistration opens 9am Monday 12 June.  The movements of the Tai Chi for Arthritis program have been specifically designed to be safe for people with arthritis.  The slow movements prevent injury, but build muscle strength and calm the mind.

19th Jul 2017 Tai Chi for Arthritis - Wed 11.45am @ Mundaring Parish Centre

Tai Chi for ArthritisRegistration opens 9am Monday 12 June.  The movements of the Tai Chi for Arthritis program have been specifically designed to be safe for people with arthritis.  The slow movements prevent injury, but build muscle strength and calm the mind.

19th Jul 2017 Tai Chi for Arthritis (Beginners) - Wed 10.30am @ Mundaring Parish Centre

Tai Chi for ArthritisRegistration opens 9am Monday 12 June.  The movements of the Tai Chi for Arthritis program have been specifically designed to be safe for people with arthritis.  The slow movements prevent injury, but build muscle strength and calm the mind.

19th Jul 2017 Bunbury Arthritis Social Group

Do you have arthritis? Would you like to catch up with others that do? Come along to this social group for anyone with arthritis. Share experiences with others in a similar situation. Meets 3rd Wednesday of the month in Bunbury at 9:30am. 

19th Jul 2017 Evening Inflammatory Arthritis Social Group (BALLAJURA)

An evening social group in the north metro area for those who have an Inflammatory Arthritis (Rheumatoid, Psoriatic or Ankylosing Spondylitis) and would like to get to know others in a similar situation. Meeting on 3rd Wednedsday of the month from 7-9pm.

21st Jul 2017 Tai Chi for Arthritis - Friday 2pm @ Jenolan Way, Merriwa

Tai Chi for ArthritisRegistration opens 9am Monday 12 June.  Paul Lam's Tai Chi for Arthritis is an enjoyable exercise program which is easy to learn and safe for people with arthritis.  The slow movements help to build muscle strength, improve balance and flexibility and calm the mind. 

23rd Jul 2017 Tai Chi Advanced - Sunday 11am @ AOWA

Registration opens 9am Monday 12 June.  The Sun 73 Form is a gentle and enjoyable exercise program which is open to those who are familiar with the TCA beginners and advanced sets. The slow graceful movements help to build muscle strength, improve balance and flexibility and calm the mind. 

23rd Jul 2017 Tai Chi for Arthritis - Sunday 10am @ AOWA

Registration open 9am Monday 12 June.  Paul Lam's Tai Chi for Arthritis is an enjoyable exercise program which is easy to learn and safe for people with arthritis. The program is suitable for beginners and those with experience. The slow movements help to build muscle strength, improve balance and flexibility and calm the mind. 

24th Jul 2017 Osteoporosis Exercise Program - Monday 9.45am @ AOWA

Osteoporosis ExerciseRegistration opens at 9am on Monday 12 June.  These exercise classes are designed specifically for people who have been diagnosed with osteoporosis or who have experienced a first "low trauma" fracture.  These classes are led by Jane Stott, physiotherapist.

24th Jul 2017 Osteoporosis Exercise Program - Monday 8.30am @ AOWA

Osteoporosis ExerciseRegistration opens at 9am on Monday 12 June.  These exercise classes are designed specifically for people who have been diagnosed with osteoporosis or who have experienced a first "low trauma" fracture.  These classes are led by Jane Stott, physiotherapist.

24th Jul 2017 Arthritis Exercise - Monday 11am @ AOWA

Registration opens 9am Monday 12 June. This is a gentle exercise program suitable for for people with any form of diagnosed arthritis. Classes are led by Jane Stott, physiotherapist.

24th Jul 2017 Gentle Yoga - Monday 3.45pm @ AOWA

Registration opens 9am on Monday 12 June.  In this gentle yoga class led by Karen Green, yoga therapist, participants will move through a series of movements to help improve joint health, flexibility and balance. Some of the movements are performed on a mat on the floor and participants will need to be able to get onto the ground. 

24th Jul 2017 NEW JIA Hydrotherapy Program

Registration opens at 9am Monday 12 June. Aquatic exercise encourages range of motion, strength and fitness, with less stress on joints and is a beneficial form of exercise for children and teenagers with JIA.  Classes are suitable for beginners and experienced participants; participants must be competent swimmers.

26th Jul 2017 Evening Inflammatory Arthritis Social Group (Cockburn Central)

An evening social group in the south metro area for those who have an Inflammatory Arthritis such as Rheumatoid/Psoriatic Arthritis or Ankylosing Spondylitis, and would like to get to know others in a similar situation. Meets at a cafe in Cockburn Central on 4th Wednesday of the month from 7-9pm.

26th Jul 2017 Arthritis Exercise - Wednesday 8.30am @ AOWA

Registration opens 9am Monday 12 June.  This is an exercise program suitable for people with any form of diagnosed arthritis, including Ankylosing Spondylitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis and Psoriatic Arthritis.  Classes are led by Physiotherapist Kathryn Pickering.

26th Jul 2017 Gentle Yoga - Wednesday 9.45am @ AOWA

This class is fully booked. In this gentle yoga class led by Jane Leslie, physiotherapist, participants will move through a series of movements to help improve joint health, flexibility and balance. Some of the movements are performed on a mat on the floor and participants will need to be able to get onto the ground. 

26th Jul 2017 Gentle Yoga - Wednesday 1pm @ AOWA

Registration opens at 9am on Monday 12 June. In this gentle yoga class led by Jane Leslie, physiotherapist, participants will move through a series of movements to help improve joint health, flexibility and balance. Some of the movements are performed on a mat on the floor and participants will need to be able to get onto the ground. 

26th Jul 2017 Yoga for Arthritis Beginners Course - Wednesday 11am @ AOWA

Registration opens 9am on Monday 12 June.The 8 week Yoga for Arthritis Course taught by Jane Leslie, physiotherapist, is based on a protocol developed by an interdisciplanary research team at John Hopkins University Arthritis Centre, Baltimore. Jane trained with the Yoga for Arthritis team in Baltimore in 2014 and also brings to these classes a background in physiotherapy and experience teaching yoga and pilates to AOFWA clients.

 

August 2017
1st Aug 2017 Osteoporosis Exercise Program - Tuesday 12.45pm @ Rostrata Family Centre, WILLETTON

Osteoporosis ExerciseRegistration opens at 9am on Monday 12 June.  These exercise classes are designed specifically for people who have been diagnosed with osteoporosis or who have experienced a first "low trauma" fracture.  These classes are led by Jane Stott, physiotherapist.

1st Aug 2017 Arthritis Exercise - Tuesday 2pm @ Rostrata Family Centre, WILLETTON

Registration opens 9am Monday 12 June. This is a gentle exercise program suitable for for people with any form of diagnosed arthritis. Classes are led by Jane Stott, physiotherapist.

1st Aug 2017 Ankylosing Spondylitis Education & Self-Management Program SHENTON PARK

  • This program is specifically for people with diagnosed Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS). It offers a holistic approach providing disease specific education and self-management techniques and is run by health professionals.
2nd Aug 2017 Rheumatoid/Psoriatic Arthritis Education & Self-Management Program WILLETTON

This 6 week program is specifically for people with diagnosed rheumatoid or psoriatic  arthritis. It offers a holistic approach providing disease specific education and self-management techniques and is run by health professionals.

4th Aug 2017 OA Knee Education & Self-Management Program SHENTON PARK

Osteoarthritis of the Knee
The OA Knee (OAK) Program is specifically for people diagnosed with osteoarthritis of the knee. It offers a holistic approach providing disease specific education and self-management techniques and is run by health professionals.

7th Aug 2017 NEW Mindful Movement Chair Based Exercise - Monday 2.30pm @ AOWA

Registration opens 9am on Monday 12 June.  A gentle exercise program designed to improve flexibility, strength and balance with a focus on increasing body awareness through the use of meditation and breathing techniques.   

8th Aug 2017 OA Knee Education & Self-Management Program WANNEROO

Osteoarthritis of the Knee
The OA Knee (OAK) Program is specifically for people diagnosed with osteoarthritis of the knee. It offers a holistic approach providing disease specific education and self-management techniques and is run by health professionals.

14th Aug 2017 Rheumatoid/Psoriatic Arthritis Education & Self-Management Program BUNBURY

This 6 week program is specifically for people with diagnosed rheumatoid or psoriatic  arthritis. It offers a holistic approach providing disease specific education and self-management techniques and is run by health professionals.

15th Aug 2017 Healthy, Wealthy & Wise Seminar

Please join us to hear Rheumatologist Dr John Quintner on the controversial topic "Talk about Pain - and is Medicinal Cannabis for You?" and Solicitor Mr Paul Trainor, who will discuss "Estate Planning and Why it is Essential to have a Will."

22nd Aug 2017 Rheumatoid/Psoriatic Arthritis Education & Self-Management Program MANDURAH

This 6 week program is specifically for people with diagnosed rheumatoid or psoriatic  arthritis. It offers a holistic approach providing disease specific education and self-management techniques and is run by health professionals.

 

September 2017
21st Sep 2017 Making Sense of Pain - a workshop for Health Professionals

What does "Making Sense of Pain" have to offer offer that differs from other Pain Management workshops and seminars? Firstly, ours is the only interdisciplinary workshop in WA designed specifically for health professionals. Secondly, our workshop includes significant input from our "Pain Champions". Thirdly, we introduce the important concepts of intersubjectivity and "third space" engagement, as well as  considering different ways to reframe the experience of pain. Fourthly, we encourage health professionals to put into practice the new knowledge and skills that they have gained from attending our wokshop. 

NOTE: Arthritis and Osteoporosis WA  and the Health Department of WA have agreed to subsidise this Workshop, making it affordable for all interested health professionals. Numbers are limited to 20 registrants.

24th Sep 2017 Camp Freedom 2017

Camp Freedom & Camp Stretch:  Two individual camps for children with Juvenile Arthritis (JIA) & Ehlers Danlos and Hypermobility.