Long Branch — The National Psoriasis Foundation will host a free educational event designed to help those living with psoriatic arthritis, and those at risk for the disease on Saturday, Oct. 22, 9:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m. at Ocean Place Resort & Spa, Ocean Blvd.
The event will highlight treatment options to manage pain and fatigue, joint -strengthening exercises, and nutrition tips from experts in the field of dermatology, rheumatology, physical therapy and nutrition.
Up to 30 percent of people with psoriasis develop psoriatic arthritis, an inflammatory form of arthritis. Early diagnosis and treatment is critical to prevent long-term joint damage.
Event speakers include: Dermatologist — Jerry Bagel, M.D., M.S., Psoriasis Treatment Center of Central NJ & Windsor Dermatology; Rheumatologist — Michael Froncek, M.D., M.S., F.A.C.P., F.A.C.R., Rheumatology Center of Princeton; Nirali Shah, P.T., D.P.T., C.K.T.P. Physical
Therapist and Personal Consultant; Sue Patla, M.S., R.D.N., C.S.S.D. Dietitian, DaVita Healthcare Partners, Inc.Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics of New Jersey
Register at www.bejointsmart.org/longbranch.