MediGYM’s Health Links & External Resources
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Arthritis Foundation specialises in Osteoarthritis (OA), also called osteoarthroses or degenerative joint disease, is the most common type of arthritis. OA is a chronic condition characterized by the breakdown of the joint’s cartilage. The breakdown of cartilage causes the bones to rub against each other, causing stiffness, pain and loss of movement in the joint.
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. The Founder of Medigym – Monte Elissa is a registered member of APA.
Cerebral Palsy Australia is a national body of 13 state and territory Member Organisations that positively contribute to the community through research and service development for people with cerebral palsy.
The Coordinated Veterans’ Care (CVC) Program is a positive step to improve the well-being and quality of care for chronically ill Gold Card holders. It is located on the Australian Government’s Department of Veteran’s Affairs.
The Heart Foundation saves lives and improves health through funding world-class cardiovascular research, guidelines for health professionals, informing the public and assisting people with cardiovascular disease.
LungNet provides a vital link between the initiatives of The Australian Lung Foundation and its targeted audience of patients, Patient Support Groups, health professionals and the general public.
MS Australia – ACT/NSW/VIC has been supporting and helping people with multiple sclerosis (MS) since 1956. Through an extensive network of centres, branches, support groups and health services, MS Australia – ACT/NSW/VIC provides specialist programs to people with MS, their families, carers, friends and health care professionals.
At Nutrition Data, you’ll find detailed nutrition information, plus unique analysis tools that tell you more about how foods affect your health and make it easier to choose healthy foods.
Osteoporosis Australia aims to reduce fractures and improve bone health in the community. This website provides valuable information about osteoporosis which is easy to access and download. Enjoy browsing and take the time to consider your bone health!
Formed in 1961, ParaQuad has provided vital care, support and clinical services to people with spinal cord injuries, their families and carers for more than 40 years.
Parkinson’s disease is a movement disorder typically presenting with symptoms such as slowness of movement, muscle rigidity, instability and tremor. It was named after an English doctor, James Parkinson, who first described cases of a “shaking palsy” in 1817. Four decades later Jean-Martin Charcot added rigidity to Parkinson’s excellent clinical description and attached the name Parkinson’s disease to the syndrome.
Polio Australia provides quality information and facilitates service provision across Australia ensuring that polio survivors have access to appropriate health care and the support required to maintain independence and make informed lifestyle choices.
Spinal Cord Injuries Australia is all about promoting independence, and continues today with a proud history of providing consumer based support and rehabilitation services to people with physical disabilities. Our journey began 40 years ago when we were formed as the Australian Quadriplegic Association.
The Stroke Recovery Association of NSW aims to maximise the recovery of individuals who have suffered a Stroke and reduce the impact on their family/carers and the community. The Association is a focal point for information about Stroke recovery and prevention.
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