ANXIETY & FEAR THERAPY GROUP - starting 30 Sep, 2PM
As an extension to the work we are doing to address chronic pain, we will now also be 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?
We're busting myths and reinforcing what the latest evidence says is best for your back.
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