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 Ownes
Dr Clare Ownes (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
The team at arthritisCARE deal with complex cases of arthritis and musculoskeletal pain daily, offering some of the most comprehensive arthritis treatment Brisbane can access. The following are some of the most frequently asked questions when it comes to high-level arthritis treatment.
Brisbane patients can turn to us for muscle, joint and bone care. We are happy to answer any questions not included on this list, or dive deeper into the ones that are, during a consultation with one of our welcoming and approachable Rheumatologists.
What is arthritis?
Arthritis is a term that covers a range of conditions that affect the tissues around joints, or the joint itself. There are over 100 types of arthritis, most causing pain and stiffness and capable of affecting nearly every joint in the body. Some types of arthritis, like rheumatoid arthritis, can also affect the body's immune system resulting not just in significant joint inflammation and pain, but also causing episodes of fatigue or tiredness, weakness and fever.
What are the most common arthritis types?
What symptoms will I experience if I have arthritis?
As there are 100 different types of arthritis, there are many different symptoms for each. Commonly you will experience pain and stiffness in and around the joints with symptoms that may develop suddenly or gradually over time. Symptoms can also come and go, flaring up at times and easing up significantly at other times.
What causes arthritis?
While we do not really know what causes arthritis, we do know that gout is the result of too much uric acid in the body. Some specific infections can also cause arthritis; however, we are still studying whether or not factors such as genetics, lifestyle, and environment are possible causes of arthritis.
How do I know if I am at risk?
There are some factors that will develop arthritis that can be controlled; others can not. There are some lifestyle changes that can decrease your risk of getting arthritis or making it worse; we can discuss these in your consultation as we will need to understand more about your situation and the specific type of arthritis that you have.
We recommend reading as much information as you can about the various forms of arthritis to help you better understand the conditions. This will help when you need to identify certain symptoms or issues.
Are arthritis sufferers at a higher risk of complication from the flu?
Inflammatory forms of arthritis like rheumatoid arthritis or lupus can mean that the flu is more dangerous for you than most people. Sinus and ear infections, bronchitis, and pneumonia can also occur more often in arthritis sufferers, due to a weakened immune system.
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.
Childhood arthritis can lead to permanent damage to the joints. Early diagnosis and treatment can prevent or minimise this damage, although there is no cure. It is, however, possible for some cases to achieve permanent remission.
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. Learn more about the particular types of arthritis to give you a better understanding of the specific risk factors associated with each type of arthritis.
What do I do if I think I have arthritis?
If you have arthritis symptoms, book a consultation with our expert team. Rheumatologists usually formally diagnose arthritis after a series of physical examinations, X-rays, and blood tests. These guidelines help you to be fully prepared for a consultation with one of arthritisCARE's Rheumatologists. Ensuring you get the most possible out of your initial appointment.
How is arthritis treated?
Arthritis treatment aims not just to control the pain, but also to minimise any further joint damage. Even turning the disease process off altogether if caught early enough. It can also help to improve or maintain physical function giving patients a better quality of life. When dealing with inflammatory types of arthritis, controlling the inflammation is a crucial factor - an area in which Rheumatologists specialise.
Arthritis treatment can include medications, physical therapy and sometimes surgery. Along with treatment, your role in actively managing your arthritis also very important to help with decreasing pain and improving function.
Can I exercise if I have arthritis?
Yes! In fact, there are many options for arthritis-friendly physical activity that are actually very 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.
In addition, positive changes that regular exercise can have on your mood can be very beneficial. Any level of physical activity is better than none. This Physical Activity and Exercise Advice page on the Arthritis Australia website provides helpful guidelines.
I have pain when I exercise, what should I do?
Some pain, stiffness, and swelling will be normal, especially after your exercise. This will decrease as you continue to train over roughly a six to eight week period. Keep in mind that your joints do become used to the new activity and keeping up with it will result in long-term pain relief.
To manage your pain during and after exercise, allow for some modification of your physical activity. This can mean exercising less frequently, for shorter periods of time, or with less intensity. It is a good idea to try different types of exercise to give your joints a rest from time to time. Always listen to your body and never push too hard. It is also vital to ensure a proper warm-up and cool-down as part of your routine.
Always contact your doctor if you experience pain that is sharp, stabbing, and constant; anything that causes you to limp; pain that lasts for more than two hours after exercise; or pain that does not get better with rest.
Does my weight affect arthritis?
For those who are overweight, there can be a correlation with, and a negative effect on, arthritis. It is vital to maintain a healthy weight in general, but particularly for those with arthritis. If you are overweight or obese, losing weight can help to reduce the pressure on joints like the hips and knees. Losing weight can reduce pain and improve function. Low-impact physical activity and a healthy diet can help you to lose weight.