About the Australian Rheumatology Association (ARA)
The ARA is an association of rheumatologists and allied health professionals in Australia. The ARA is a specialty society of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP).
Rheumatologists are specialist physicians with particular expertise in the diagnosis and holistic management of diseases that affect joints, muscles, and bones. They treat all forms of arthritis, autoimmune connective tissue disease, spinal and soft tissue disorders and certain metabolic bone disorders, such as osteoporosis; and chronic musculoskeletal pain syndromes.