Find a health professional
Finding the right professional for your needs is an important step to managing your arthritis condition.
Australian Rheumatology Association (02) 9252 2334
The Australian Rheumatology Association (ARA) is an association of rheumatologists in Australia that is a specialty society of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP).
The ARA supports and educates members and other practitioners in the musculoskeletal field to enable provision of best possible management for patients. It fosters excellence in the diagnosis and management of musculoskeletal and inflammatory conditions through training, professional development, research and advocacy.
Find a rheumatologist via the ARA website.
Australian Orthopaedic Association (02) 8071 8000
The Australian Orthopaedic Association (AOA) is the peak professional organisation for orthopaedic surgery in Australia. AOA has nearly 1700 members, consisting of most orthopaedic consultants and trainees (registrars) in Australian hospitals and spanning all orthopaedic subspecialties.
Find a surgeon via the AOA website.
Royal Australian College of General Practitioners 1800 472 247
The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) is Australia’s largest professional general practice organisation and represents urban and rural general practitioners.
Dietitians Association of Australia 1800 812 942
The Dietitians Association of Australia (DAA) is the national association of the dietetic profession, with branches in each state and territory. DAA represents over 6,400 members and is the peak body of dietetic and nutrition professionals providing strategic leadership in food and nutrition and advancing the professional interests of its members.
Find an accredited dietitian via the DAA website.
Exercise and Sports Science Australia (07) 3862 4122
Founded in 1991 Exercise & Sports Science Australia (ESSA), formerly known as the Australian Association for Exercise and Sports Science (AAESS), is a professional organisation which is committed to establishing, promoting and defending the career paths of tertiary trained exercise and sports science practitioners.
Occupational Therapy Australia 1300 682 878
Occupational Therapy Australia is the national professional association representing occupational therapy in Australia. The association offers opportunities for its members to enhance best practice through professional development, support, and access to profession-specific information.
Find an occupational therapist via the Occupational Therapy Australia website.
Australian Physiotherapy Association 1300 306 622
The Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) is the peak body representing the interests of Australian physiotherapists and their patients. The APA is a national organisation with non-autonomous state and territory branches and specialty subgroups.
Find a physiotherapist via the APA website.
Australasian Podiatry Council (03) 9416 3111
The Australasian Podiatry Council (APodC) is the peak body for podiatry and podiatry associations in Australia. The APodC develops of national policy and represents the podiatry profession made up of nearly 5,000 podiatrists in Australia, both to government and industry bodies.
Find a podiatrist via the APodC website.
Australian Psychological Society 1800 333 497
The Australian Psychological Society (APS) is the peak body for psychologists in Australia and represent over 23,000 members.
It advocates for the profession of psychology, supports high standards, promotes community wellbeing, and is dedicated to providing benefits to support members.
Find a psychologist via the APS website.
Healthdirect Australia 1800 022 222
Healthdirect Australia is a national, government-owned, not-for-profit organisation, established by the Council of Australian Governments with a mandate to work across jurisdictional boundaries to deliver telehealth and digital health services to all Australians.
Find a health service via the Healthdirect Australia website.
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