Jan was diagnosed with osteoarthritis after noticing aches and pains while swimming and carrying out my daily activities. Jan shares how this osteoarthritis has affected her life and how she manages the pain and inflammation brought about by this condition.
Polio is a disease that has virtually been forgotten by our community. Although vaccination implemented in Australia in the late 1950s has prevented new infections, polio survivors form the largest single physical disability group in the country.
Most of us take breathing for granted. It’s an automatic activity that we don’t need to think about. But imagine if every breath you took was a struggle; imagine waking up in the night wheezing and short of breath.
Can you imagine what it would feel like to take a breath when your lungs were already full of air? This is a feeling people with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) may live with every day of their lives.