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Tag: World Osteoporosis Day

The National Osteoporosis Society has a busy few days in the run up to this year’s World Osteoporosis Day on 20th October generating lots of activity in the local and national press on the charity’s social media channels.

The day was also used to highlight progress of the charity’s A Message to My Younger Self Campaign after President Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cornwall’s own message was reported in a number of newspapers including The Daily Telegraph and Woman & Home magazine.

In addition, the charity also secured coverage in a number of local newspapers and radio stations as support groups in Portsmouth and Conwy lit up local landmarks in National Osteoporosis Society brand orange.

In a message to her younger self, she counselled eating a healthy diet with lots of vitamin D and taking plenty of exercise to ward off the bone-weakening condition.

The Duchess said that as a young woman she had been “blissfully unaware” of the causes and devastating effects of osteoporosis, but warned that it is too late to attempt to build up bone strength beyond the age of 30.

Bone & Joint Action Week is our opportunity to highlight the importance of musculoskeletal health and the need to effectively prevent and manage conditions which affect it.

During this week there are dedicated days to highlight major rheumatic and musculoskeletal conditions:

12 October: World Arthritis Day

16 October: World Spine Day

17 October: World Trauma Day

19 October: World Pediatric Bone & Joint Day

20 October: World Osteoporosis Day

The Bone & Joint Decade, the Global Alliance for Musculoskeletal Health, gives an overarching theme for the week as well as encouraging active support of the individual days.

World Arthritis Day (WAD) – 12th October 2016

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EULAR are running a campaign for WAD on ”The Future In Your Hands’, encouraging people to share their stories about how they have taken action to live their life to the fullest with a rheumatic or musculoskeletal disease (RMD) and support others with RMDs.

Get involved via Facebook, Instagram and Twitter and join the conversation with the hashtag #WADstory.
Find out more at http://www.worldarthritisday.org/our-campaign.

National Ankylosing Spondylitis Society (NASS) campaign:

NASS-2015-logo-square-smallSee the NASS campaign www.nass.co.uk/patientvoicepatientchoice

Follow on Twitter with @NASSexercise.

 

Share Your Everyday campaign

aruk-2016-new-logoKicking off on World Arthritis Day this October, Share your Everyday will run for six weeks. www.arthritisresearchuk.org/shareyoureveryday

Following the same format as last year, the campaign will give people with arthritis an opportunity to share their experience of living with arthritis – we want to hear how they push back the limits of arthritis to make their everyday life better.

 

World Spine Day – 16th October

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World Spine Day is an initiative of the Global Alliance for Musculoskeletal Health, coordinated each year by the World Federation of Chiropractic.

This year the theme is “Straighten Up and Move” which accords with evidence supporting optimum care for spinal disorders and the World Health Organization’s focus on physical activity as a way to combat a range of health disorders including cardiovascular disease, obesity and, of course, musculoskeletal disorders.

For information and resources about how organisations can get involved go to http://www.worldspineday.org/.

World Trauma Day – 17th October

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World Trauma Day began in 2011 in New Delhi with the purpose to set a day aside to consider the impact, prevention and treatment of traumatic injuries and deaths.

World Health Organization (WHO) research has shown that at least 50 percent of road deaths occurring in developing countries could have been prevented with effective intervention after trauma has occurred, including immediate pre-hospital care.

World Pediatric Bone & Joint Day – 19th October

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World Pediatric Bone and Joint (PB&J) Day, developed by the multi-disciplinary Pediatric Specialty Group of the United States Bone and Joint Initiative (USBJI) features educational stories on important bone and joint-related conditions and their impact on children.

The USBJI Pediatric Specialty Group’s goal is to identify the primary areas of concern with regard to children’s musculoskeletal health and to develop programmes and activities through research, education and advocacy.

Share your event or the day on Facebook or via Twitter @USBJI.

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For World Osteoporosis Day on the 20th October, The Institute of Osteopathy (iO) will be delivering public health advice and education to patients and the public through our website and social media. We will also provide health promotion information for osteopaths to use on their websites, posters and leaflets for their practices, as well as free face-to-face training, CPD articles in our professional journal and by promoting the National Osteoporosis Society’s e-learning module for clinicians.

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The iO is the professional body for osteopaths, representing around 70% of the profession. During 2016, the iO has teamed up with the National Osteoporosis Society to encourage osteopaths to spread the word amongst patients and the public about prevention, detection and treatment of this condition. Osteopaths are in a prime position to screen patients for this silent condition, offering management advice and support as part of our holistic approach.

Follow us on our twitter handle, @InstOsteopathy  #worldosteoporosisday and #loveyourbones
We have released a news article about the day http://www.osteopathy.org/news/world-osteoporosis-day-20th-october/

 

The National Osteoporosis Society’s annual awareness campaign, Lace up for Bones, is now in full swing with thousands of orange laces being sold, swapped and shared on social media.

Charity Ambassador Craig Revel Horwood tweeted his photo to his followers, generating a peak of interest. The campaign runs until World Osteoporosis Day on 20th October and laces can be bought at www.laceupforbones.co.uk.