Physiotherapists share advice and support for local people with hip and knee pain

Posted: January 14, 2019

A free wellbeing event

Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is inviting the public to a free wellbeing event which will help people manage their back, hip and knee pain and introduce the support that's available locally. 

Trust physiotherapists, Diane Turner and George Snelling, will be introducing ESCAPE, a rehabilitation programme which aims to help people suffering from arthritic pain by introducing self-management techniques.

This programme is part of a national research project run by Keele University to help people understand their condition, teach them simple things to cope better with pain and take them through a personalised exercise plan.

Liza Grashion, spinal specialist from the West Swindon Health Centre, will be talking about the early back education group, which provides advice and support on how people can help themselves to improve the movement, strength and function of their back.

Attendees will also learn about new developments within the Trust's physiotherapy services, including the health membership scheme with local leisure clubs such as BETTER in Swindon and Halo in Highworth, which enable those who have undergone physiotherapy in hospital to continue their rehabilitation in the community, at an affordable price.

The free event will be held at 6.00pm on Thursday, 24 January in the Academy at The Great Western Hospital, Marlborough Road, Swindon.

Anyone is welcome to attend and there is no need to register in advance.

Refreshments will be provided, for a small donation, by Brighter Futures, the Trust's fundraising charity.

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