Lunch, AGM & Talk by Dr Kwan Zhenli on Psoriasis


Psoriasis Association of Malaysia (PAM) Annual General Meeting 2016 & Talk By Dr Kwan Zhenli (see below for topic)

PROGRAMME Date: 24th July 2016

Time: 12pm – 4.00pm

Venue: Level 2, Dermatology Ward, Hospital Kuala Lumpur

Agenda

1200 Lunch and booth exhibition 1300 Introductory Remarks by President

1315 Specialist Talk on Psoriasis  by Dr Kwan Zhenli on: “Psychological distress and quality of life among patients with Psoriasis”

1400 AGM starts :

1.Minutes of last meeting
2.Annual report 2014 & 2015
3.Audited accounts 2014 & 2015
4.Election of new office bearers (2016-2018)
5.Presentation of revised constitution
6.Change of bank
7.Funds Transfer
8. Other Matters

1545 Lucky Draw

1600 Concluding Remarks & end of AGM

Click here to read the official press release.

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Strong muscles can ease joint pain – Psoriathic Arthritis


Strong muscles can ease joint strain if you have PsA. No need to hit the gym, though. Here’s an abdominal exercise you can do at home.

Strengthening your abdominal muscles and your legs can make it much easier to move around. Strong muscles also will ease the strain on your joints.

The key to this bridging exercise is to start small with very small lifts. As you get stronger, you’ll be able to lift yourself higher.

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Lie down on the floor or your bed with a pillow under your head and knees bent. Your feet should be about 8 to 12 inches apart from each other

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Gently lift your hips up, as high as you comfortably can. If you get cramping in your legs, start with very small lifts. Hold the lift for 2 seconds, then gently lower your hips.

Do one or two sets of 10 to 20 repetitions. For your second set, try putting your feet a little further away from your body so that you feel the exercise more in the muscles in the back of your thighs.

Psoriatic arthritis exercise guidelines:

Regular exercise decreases pain, improves strength and flexibility, improves health, and helps manage stress and fatigue.
Before you get started, think about your personal goals. Would you like to have more endurance? You’ll want to start with a gentle exercise that gets your heart rate up a bit, like walking or an exercise bike. Do you want to improve your ability to participate in daily activities? Stretching and strengthening exercises will help.
Start exercising at least three days a week, building up to five to seven days per week. Daily stretching will help you maintain joint mobility.
Listen to your body. You should not feel unusual pain for more than two hours after exercising. Muscle soreness is good, increased joint pain is not. Starting light and gradually increasing the intensity of your workouts will help prevent injury.
Be sure to warm up before exercise and cool down afterwards to prevent post-exercise soreness.
In all 50 states, patients may go directly to a physical therapist to receive some form of treatment without a physician referral. To find out more about how physical therapy can help and to locate a physical therapist near you, please visit http://www.MoveForwardPT.com.
This exercise was created by Tasha MacIlveen, P.T. with guidance from the American Physical Therapy Association.

Special thanks to our Move of the Month model Lisa Schmidt

This Article is sourced from http://www.psoriasis.org

It’s World Psoriasis Day Today.


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It’s World Psoriasis Day Today! Everyone who has Psoriasis around the world is united on this day asking for “Access To Treatment”.

Tell your family and friends that it is World Psoriasis Day today! It’s up to us to work together to help each other manage our Psoriasis condition and one day find a cure.

Here are the photos from WPD 2013 in Malaysia where patients with Psoriasis came together because of our condition. Stay strong and have a great day 🙂

Click here to view the photos from World Psoriasis Day 2013 (KL Event)