Bone and joint week: 12 – 20 October 2016
By Dr Iris Tan
October 12th – 20th marks the annual BJD Action Week, dedicating specific days to major conditions affecting the musculoskeletal system, with activities planned in countries around the world aimed at highlighting the significant impact of these disorders such as joint diseases, osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, back pain, spinal disorders, severe trauma to the extremities, crippling diseases and deformities on millions of children, adults and elderly people worldwide.
The team at Urban Bodyworx are proud to be part of this special event this year.
Focus days include:
October 12 – World Arthritis Day http://www.worldarthritisday.org/
October 16 – World Spine Day http://www.worldspineday.org/
October 17 – World Trauma Day
October 19 – World Pediatric Bone and Joint Day
October 20 – World Osteoporosis Day http://www.worldosteoporosisday.org/
The Global Alliance for Musculoskeletal Health Organization (G-Musc) recognizes that no single organization can accomplish all desired health benefits. G-Musc is a multi-disciplinary initiative involving everyone concerned with the care of bone and joint disorders.
They aim to achieve this with the following objectives:
1. To reduce the social and financial cost of musculoskeletal disorders to society
2. To empower patients to make decisions about their care
3. To improve prevention, diagnosis and treatment for all patients
4. To advance research on prevention and treatment
Make sure you stay tuned with us via Instagram (@urbanbodyworx) or visit our Facebook page this October for upcoming events and healthy tips to improve bone and joint problems!