can we help you
Chronic joint pain can occur as a result of inflammatory and degenerative disease. Unfortunately, the cause of a variety of rheumatic diseases is still largely unknown, and so, we work tirelessly to resolve their associated symptoms. Our network of rheumatologists uses their combined knowledge to help Brisbane locals achieve pain-free mobility and improve their overall quality of life. The most common conditions that can lead to joint pain include:
- Osteoarthritis (OA)
- Rheumatoid arthritis (RA)
- Polymyalgia Rheumatica
- Ankylosing spondylitis (AS)
- Connective tissue diseases like Scleroderma
At a younger age, joint pain is most often caused by underlying inflammatory conditions whereas the elderly are most commonly affected by osteoarthritis. When left untreated, joint pain can progress, causing pain that may prevent you from carrying out simple tasks, like climbing stairs, walking, and getting up from chairs or bed.
If you are experiencing joint pain that has limited your daily activity, feel free to contact us at your soonest convenience. You can book an appointment with us today for a consultation and/or treatment by calling us at (07) 3255 1533. You can also visit us at our clinic located on 24 Railway Terrace, Dutton Park, QLD, 4102.
We Stand Out from Others
We implement unique treatment strategies, which reduce costs and increase healthcare accessibility.
These techniques vary based on the medical issue, and comprise:
Access To A
We recognize the impact of an adequately equipped facility in optimally addressing patients with rheumatic diseases. As a result, we’ve constructed a facility equipped with appropriate diagnostic tools to facilitate treatment.
Your general health is our top priority. We ensure that you receive an individualized treatment plan that works with your lifestyle to provide you with the relief you seek.
Team of Medical
Our rheumatologists specialize in a variety of rheumatic conditions to tackle the most complex set of symptoms. We help one another to ensure that you receive the best possible care. Our patients get value for money via our exclusive, top-notch services. Best still, they are affordable.
With years of experience under the belt, our medical personnel deal with a wide range of medical issues, including causative factors for joint and muscular pain, as well as complex autoimmune diseases and rheumatic diseases.
Time is valuable. Hence, appointment bookings and confirmations with us are prompt and straightforward.
We price our treatments based on the value of the resources we have to offer. All of our staff goes the extra mile to ensure that you receive the most comprehensive care plans.
Focal Treatment Areas
Several factors may contribute to joint pain, some of which can be addressed quickly using conservative treatments, while others are more complicated and require ongoing specialist care. At Rheumatology.com.au, we provide specialized treatment for any underlying medical condition responsible for joint pain. We also consider individual requirements and conditions to give personalized health services. The main conditions treated by our specialists are:
How We Can Meet Your Needs
We take a holistic approach to accessible, high-quality rheumatology services. We are committed to partnering with people so that they can live better lives, despite their condition.
Our services are available to all those at risk of developing any rheumatologic conditions. Our rheumatologists specialise in a variety of niches, and they work together to formulate comprehensive treatment plans to tackle the most complex set of symptoms.
Our treatment plans focus on treating you as an individual, to ensure that all interventions you need to take do not interfere with your daily life. We have both male and female rheumatologists available to suit your needs, and all consultations are carried out in confidential rooms to ensure complete privacy.
Why Choose our Services?
Rheumatology.com.au provides a safe and friendly environment for the residents of Queensland and its surrounding communities. Our leading patient satisfaction rate reflects the compassion and commitment of our rheumatologists. What are the benefits of utilizing our services? We’ve listed them below:
- Our utilization of industry-accepted technologies
- Our network of dedicated medical professionals
- Our vast experience in diagnosing and treating underlying conditions for aching joints as well as monitoring patients’ overall health
- A wide range of choices for patients regarding treatment
- Medical expert advice on how to help people recuperate completely, among other things
One of the most important things to remember in getting treatment is that no two individuals are the same. And as such, one physical intervention may not necessarily work for another. For this reason, our physicians work hard to put together an effective treatment plan for you.
Dr Peter Landsberg
Dr Peter Landsberg founded Rheumatology.com.au in 2016. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in both surgery and medicine from the University of Queensland. He has since specialised as a Rheumatologist with a special interest in treating inflammatory arthritis and connective tissue disorders.
Dr Louise McCormack
Dr Louise McCormack (BSC, MBBS (HONS), FRACP) has completed her MBBS with honours at the University of Queensland and holds a Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians in Rheumatology and General Medicine. She provides her services to the Princess Alexandra Hospital, QEII Hospital, and to us at arthritisCARE.
Dr Clare Owens
Dr Clare Owens (MBBS, BSC, FRACP) completed her rheumatology training in Queensland and has been awarded the prestigious Arthritis Australia international research grant, allowing her to undertake a research fellowship at the Leeds Institute of Rheumatic and Musculoskeletal Medicine. She has honed in on her experiences during her 12 months as a key research clinician working with multiple international osteoarthritis trials under world-renowned rheumatology professors.
Dr Kevin Su
Dr Kevin Su (BPharm, MBBS, FRACP) completed his rheumatology training at the end of 2020 in various hospitals across Queensland. He has a keen interest in research and underwent a clinical research fellowship at the University of Birmingham, UK, during his final year of training.
Dr Marayam Zia
Dr Marayam Zia (MBBS, FRACP) specialised in 2019. She completed her MBBS at the University of Punjab, Pakistan, and then completed her basic physician training in Australia at the Rockhampton Base Hospital and Royal Brisbane Hospital, before completing her advanced training at the Princess Alexandra Hospital, Royal Brisbane and WOman’s Hospital.
Dr Sergei Grosman
Dr Sergei Grosman completed a Bachelor of Science at Sydney University before studying medicine at the University of Queensland. He completed advanced training in General and Acute Care Medicine in 2018 working in a broad range of sub-specialty areas. He completed advanced training in rheumatology in 2020. Sergei has an interest in all aspects of rheumatology and aims to work with patients to provide an individualised approach to care. In his spare time, whenever possible, he is in the outdoors climbing, on a bike or in the ocean.
And of course, Rheumatology.com.au cannot survive without the help of the wonderful arthritisCARE admin team, all of whom are determined to ensure that every patient that walks through the doors of our clinic has a positive experience.
Our team will welcome you with open arms, a smile, and compassion to make you feel at ease. They are available during our opening hours for any questions or queries you may have, and work behind the scenes to make sure all of our reports are typed up accurately before they are passed along to your primary health provider.
to Keep Your Joints Healthy
Keeping your joints healthy can help prevent wear and tear and set you up to continue the activities that make you happy, such as walking, running, hiking, and those dreaded annual family competitions filled with passion and camaraderie.
You can keep your joints healthy by:
- Maintaining a healthy weight and physique
- Include a variety of vitamins and nutrients in your diets, including vitamin D and calcium
- Smoking cessation
- Keep active
- Avoid overstretching your joints when exercising
Considering Medications for managing autoimmune diseases
Diagnosing and managing Lupus
Ankylosing Spondylitis: How to diagnose and treat it
Rheumatoid Arthritis: What you need to know
Our experts work with musculoskeletal pain that stems from a variety of conditions. This section contains answers to some of the most frequently asked questions concerning arthritis and how it is managed.
What is arthritis?
Arthritis refers to a variety of diseases that affect the tissues around the joints, as well as the joint itself. There are approximately 100 different types, the majority of which cause pain and stiffness and can affect virtually every joint in the body. Arthritis can occur as a result of an autoimmune response, trauma, or through cartilage degeneration.
What are the most common arthritis types?
Osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and polymyalgia rheumatica are some of the most common forms of arthritis.
What symptoms will I experience if I have arthritis?
Arthritis commonly presents as pain and stiffness in and around the joints that may develop suddenly or gradually over time. Symptoms can flare up or settle down on their own depending upon your specific type of arthritis.
What causes arthritis?
The cause of arthritis is still relatively unknown. Ongoing studies are in progress trying to determine the exact causes of many of the 100 different types of arthritis. Some causes are relatively straightforward, such as osteoarthritis which develops through wear-and-tear joint degeneration or traumatic injury. Others are caused by a malfunction in our immune system which researchers are yet to understand.
Where does arthritis usually start?
Rheumatoid arthritis typically presents as pain and stiffness in the joints of our hands and feet - worse in the mornings. Osteoarthritis can occur in the knees, hips, elbows, or any other joint that has sustained impactful injury. Whereas arthritic conditions like Ankylosing Spondylitis often first present with pain and stiffness in areas such as the back, buttocks or neck.
Can you be prone to arthritis?
Arthritis is very common. In fact, studies show that 1 in 7 Australians have some form of arthritis. Certain behaviours or risk factors increase the likelihood of developing arthritis such as your age, sex, previous injury, and family history.
Can children get arthritis?
Yes, the most common type of arthritis in children is called juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA). It may cause joint pain, swelling, fever, stiffness, rash, fatigue (tiredness), loss of appetite, inflammation of the eye, and difficulty with activities such as walking and playing.
What do I need to do to prevent arthritis?
Several lifestyle changes can reduce your risk of certain types of arthritis, such as keeping within a healthy weight range, keeping active, and avoiding smoking.
How is arthritis diagnosed?
Arthritis is diagnosed following a series of physical examinations, x-rays, and blood tests. Sometimes the results of these tests allow your Rheumatologist to understand which type of arthritis you are suffering at your first appointment. In many cases, however, follow up investigations are necessary to confirm your final diagnosis.
How is arthritis treated?
As there is no current cure for arthritis, treatment aims to relieve symptoms and allow you to carry out normal daily activities with little to no pain. Arthritis treatments can include a combination of guided exercise programs, joint supports and medications. Very occasionally surgical intervention can be required depending upon the severity of symptoms.
Can I exercise if I have arthritis?
Yes! There are even many arthritis-friendly physical activities that are good for people with arthritis. By maintaining regular physical activity, you can improve mobility and flexibility of joints, muscle strength, posture, and balance. It can also decrease pain, fatigue (tiredness), muscle tension, and stress.
I have pain when I exercise, what should I do?
Post-exercise symptoms may include stiffness, pain, and swelling, which decreases as exercise is gradually increased over six to eight weeks. The joints and muscles adapt to the new activity, relieving pain over time. You can manage the effects via short-term, less intense varieties of exercises to ease the joints. Warm up and cool down after each routine. Contact your doctor if symptoms are sharp, jabbing, and consistent.
Does my weight affect arthritis?
A direct link has been associated with being overweight and arthritis. If you are overweight or obese, losing weight can help to reduce the pressure on joints like the hips and knees. In this regard, low-impact physical activity and a healthy diet can be of help.