OSSG Osteoporosis Sydney Support Group

About the Group

The group is a registered charity which functions on the generosity of individual donors, pharmaceutical companies and charitable organistations. The group receives no government funding.

Today, the group members number in excess of 600 men and women, all of whom are Osteoporosis sufferers, and membership continues to grow steadily.

10 years ago the Department of Endocrinology at St George Hospital, formed the Osteoporosis Sydney Support Group, a non profit organization, under the auspices of Endocrinologist and Bone Mineral Specialist Professor Terry Diamond.
Professor Diamond felt there was a need for Osteoporosis sufferers to learn more about the disease and and how to manage this debilitating condition.

Contributions are made by volunteers and staff:
The volunteer workers and staff contribute to the total overall running of the group by attending all activities and organizing functions.

The Committee, which is voluntary, give freely of their time in the planning of establishing programmes that will be of benefit to the community.

Our Physiotherapists work together with Dr Diamond to implement exercise programmes put forward by the committee. These programmes are directed towards the community to assist them to cope with Osteoporosis.
Qualified medical staff perform ongoing research into Metabolic Bone Disease and Osteoporosis.

Professor Terry Diamond—President

Shamara Lurie—Physiotherapist responsible for courses and classes

Michelle Baskin—Physiotherapist responsible for courses and classes

Thelma Braun—Office Administrator Antoinette O’ Sullivan—Group co-ordinator