Resource Your Healthcare Team RA is managed not just by the rheumatology team, but by a wider team of experts sometimes referred to as the ‘multi-disciplinary team’. Understanding who can help you and what these different roles are will help you get the best management of your RA. Print Click to close video modal Close The following table shows the team of experts who will help you with your rheumatoid arthritis: This table was taken from our booklet: ‘Living Better with RA’ and will be updated in line with the reviews of this booklet. Article Rheumatology Consultants and the use of telemedicine Telemedicine, or doing healthcare from a distance can be done in many ways from a phone conversation with a medical professional to online communications with video conferencing, emailing and Smartphone apps. Article Rheumatology Specialist Nurse You will undoubtedly receive support from your family members and friends, but the rheumatology nurse specialist can also provide invaluable support at diagnosis, through the early stages and later on as required. Article Podiatrist The podiatrist role is to identify, diagnose and treat disorders, diseases and deformities of the feet and legs and implement appropriate and timely care. Article Occupational therapist Occupational therapy provides practical support to empower you to facilitate recovery and overcome barriers preventing you from doing the activities (or occupations) that matter to you. Article Physiotherapist The physiotherapist plays a role in the assessment of physical fitness. They may well suggest an exercise programme to keep you active and advise on your day-to-day physical activities, including your role at work. Article Pharmacist Pharmacists are experts in medicines and can really help you to manage your condition. For example, they can advise you on the different types of pain relief you may be using. Article How NRAS can help We like to think of NRAS as your ‘one-stop-shop’ with a range of services which can be tailored to your specific needs.