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Psoriatic Arthritis Xplained

Through storytelling


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Meet Jessica

Hey, I’m Jessica! A couple of years ago, I started getting Psoriatic Arthritis. Sometimes my joints would get so hot and sore – it was driving me up the wall! If you want to hear more about me and see the ‘story behind the story’, check out the video.

Medicine X Story

Working as a medical doctor, Medicine X founder, Kim Chilman-Blair realised that far too many people are confused about their diagnoses, their conditions, and their treatments. The language that doctors use, and what everyday people understand can be two totally different things.

Here at Medicine X, we believe that everyone should feel informed and empowered so they can engage with their doctors and be involved in making medical decisions. That’s why Medicine X isn’t just another boring and complicated fact sheet – we explain medical issues through stories based on real people. It’s relatable, simple, and gives you the information you need.

We hope this helps you on your journey!

About Psoriatic Arthritis Xplained

Psoriatic Arthritis Xplained is here to explain what PsA is and what you can do about it. If you think you suffer from PsA, take a look.

Real People

The Psoriatic Arthritis Xplained story is based on a real person – Jessica! It reflects her story, her experiences and her advice to others. There have also been lots of people who contributed along the way with their stories and advice. Thanks to everyone who helped create PsA Xplained!

Our Team

The MEDICINE X team are doctors, artists, and creative writers who all work to make sure of one thing — the information is easy to understand. No more medical jargon! Everything is correct and up-to-date!


Each of the stories we create is different, so there are experts in the field of psoriatic arthritis that have reviewed the story to ensure it is spot-on in terms of medical information. These experts are rheumatologists from all across Australia.

PsA Xperts

Check out the lineup of experts that have been involved with Psoriatic Arthritis Xplained!

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Associate Professor Andrew Harrison


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Dr Rebecca Grainger


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Don’t take our word for it!

Here’s what others are saying about the PsA Xplained story – we’d love to hear your thoughts too!

Excellent little story. Informative, and to the point. Well done.

— Lynda

Awesome and right on point!

— Michele

Information is great.

— Walter

I enjoyed this very much!

— Whitney

Supported By

Arthritis New Zealand

Arthritis NZ exist to support the 620,000 Kiwis living with arthritis.

They provide comprehensive info about arthritis, how to manage your condition and can put you in touch with others going through the same thing. Trained Arthritis Educators are on hand to offer support and answer your questions.

Arthritis NZ also advocate for your wellbeing and fund research on the cause and treatment of arthritis.

To get in touch call 0800 663 463, or visit their website.


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