Live Yes! With Arthritis Podcast
The Arthritis Foundation created a one-of-a-kind podcast; hosted by patients, for patients. Explore the episode topics below, tune in and take control of your arthritis.
A healthy diet is key to living well with arthritis but knowing what to eat can get confusing. Hear from nutrition experts about the best foods and habits to help you thrive.Learn More
Emotional Wellbeing & Relationships
A healthy mind and support system can help you cope and feel better with arthritis. Learn about the mind-body connection and behaviors that promote emotional wellbeing.Learn More
From complementary therapies and treatments, to lifestyle habits and psychological techniques, discover unique and proven ways to take control of arthritis pain.Learn More
Sometimes movement is the best medicine. Get moving with expert tips and learn strategies to help you stay motivated, even on painful days with arthritis.Learn More
Take control of your arthritis by learning more about your disease and ways to stay healthy, including treatments, infection risk management and related conditions.Learn More
Access to Medical Care
Learn how to navigate common health care challenges, including insurance coverage hurdles, telemedicine, surgery prep and more.Learn More
A juvenile arthritis diagnosis can affect the entire family. Find out ways to support your loved ones and your child with arthritis for a healthier, happier home life.Learn More
Episode 45: Building a Personalized Pain Plan
Whether you have rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis or some other chronic pain condition, your experience of pain is deeply personal and shaped by various biological, emotional, and psychological factors. Learn how to build personal pain plan by identifying the different factors that affect you the most, including how your attitude impacts your ability to effectively manage pain.Listen Now
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Rebecca Gillett, MS OTR/L
Rebecca was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis at age 26. Nineteen years, hundreds of injections, and fifteen surgeries later, she is a dedicated advocate and licensed occupational therapist committed to helping patients live their best lives. She is passionate about educating and raising awareness about what it's like living with arthritis, sharing her perspective as both a patient and a health care provider.
Rebecca is the Director of Content Strategy and Planning at the Arthritis Foundation. It’s her job to ensure the resources and education produced at the Arthritis Foundation have patient voices, questions, and concerns at their center. She earned her Master of Science in Occupational Therapy from Colorado State University and her Bachelor of Science in Telecommunication from the University of Florida.
Julie was diagnosed with arthritis at 7 years old. She has been living with arthritis for nineteen years. Julie talks about the ups and downs, including her worst days when she needed an ambulatory wheelchair to get around school, to her most resilient ones when she biked 525 miles down the California coast.
Julie is the Director of Patient Centered Strategies and leads the Arthritis Foundation’s patient engagement portfolio. Her mission is to elevate patient voices with decision makers in research, policy, and product development to ensure that they are at the heart of healthcare decisions and design. She earned a Bachelor of Science in public health from Stockton University in her home state of New Jersey.
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