The Pain Exchange

News

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 10th January 2022.

To find out how the PEX is keeping people safe during Covid please click this link 


Summer term

Monday 25th April – Monday 25th July

May bank holidays :  2nd and 30th May 


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 class currently on hold

Exercise class  10.00am - 11.00am

Relaxation 11.00am- 11.15am

Social  11.15-11.45

Zoom classes will be running 11am -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  

Art starts Monday 25h April 2022 this class will be face to face 

Please do join Leidy for  ''Mindful Art and Creative Exploration.''

Art Class dates 

Next Education Session 

Monday 16th May online and we will explore pain flare -ups why and how to manage them 

NEXT NUTRITION SESSION WITH FLEUR 

TBC 

Thank you to Fleur for the spring workshop 



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.


LONDON DIOCESE

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