Please do explore the link to "Flippin Pain", a great source of information and patient stories.
The Pain Exchange (PEX) service is currently on summer break.
Classes will resume on 13th September 2021.
Monday 13th September – Monday 13th December
Half Term Break: 25th October
Christmas celebration Monday 13th December
In the meantime if you have any queries regarding the service please contact us via the ''CONTACT US''
THE PEX SERVICES
face to face exercise and relaxation classes on Mondays
Exercise class 10.00am - 11.00am
Relaxation 11.00am- 11.15am
Zoom classes will be running 11.am -12noon
For Newcomers to The Pain Exchange
If you would like to find out more about the Pain Exchange and join the class, we are offering video consultations. Please use the "Contact us " section of the website found in the menu above.
ART CLASS WITH LEIDY - MONDAY'S 11.45-1.45
Art starts Monday 20th September 11.45am -1.45pm
Please do join Leidy for ''Mindful Art and Creative Exploration.''
The current plan is to run art classes fortnightly from the 20th September, please note there will be no class on Monday 25th October.
Art Class dates
Next Education Session
Monday 13th December
NEXT NUTRITION SESSION WITH FLEUR
To be confirmed
Thank you to Fleur for the autumn workshop and a special remedy to promote health and energy.
ANXIETY & FEAR THERAPY
As an extension to the work we are doing to address chronic pain, we hope to continue with running a talking therapy group to explore how chronic physical pain may be linked to our mental heath and vice versa. This group aims to offer participants a supportive space to share experiences relating to fear and anxiety and its impacts on their body.
CHARTERED SOCIETY OF PHYSIOTHERAPY
What is physiotherapy?
EXERCISES FOR OLDER PEOPLE
If you've not done much physical activity for a while, you may want to get the all-clear from a GP before starting.
For the exercises that require a chair, choose one that is stable, solid and without wheels. You should be able to sit with feet flat on the floor and knees bent at right angles. Avoid chairs with arms as this will restrict your movement.
Wear loose comfortable clothing and keep some water nearby.
Try to attempt these exercises at least twice a week, this will help to improve muscle strength, balance and co-ordination.
Build up slowly and aim to increase repetitions of each exercise over time.
Follow this link to see the exercises.
As your fitness improves, why not look for a group session near you? Age UK have lots of ideas.
INTERVIEW WITH MUSCULO-SKELETAL SPECIALIST
Sharon recently interviewed Lorimer Moseley at the International Conference for Physio's working with Musculo-skeletal conditions. He is a researcher and cliniciannow based in Adelaide, and is part of the Neuro Orthopaedic Institute (NOI). His interest is pain in the brain.
WHY DO WE SLEEP?
Follow the link to hear what Russell Foster has to say about the importance of good sleep.
In Feb 2016, The London Diocese ran an article on their website featuring the Pain Exchange.
The Pain Exchange is a registered charity in England & Wales. Charity no. 1166229