7th September 2018

Staff and patients get active with the help of Physiotherapists

Physiotherapists from the Trust have helped staff and patients get active, as part of The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy’s national campaign ‘Love Activity, Hate Exercise?’.

Physiotherapy team at Conquest Hospital

Physiotherapy team at Conquest Hospital

Information stands, across the Trust, have been manned by Physiotherapists to promote opportunities for people to get active in their everyday life.

Physiotherapy team at Eastbourne DGH

Physiotherapy team at Eastbourne DGH

The Trust is supporting Chartered Society of Physiotherapy’s ‘Love Activity, Hate Exercise?’ campaign as physical activity improves health, and helps reduce unnecessary disability and ill health in our society. Physiotherapists and physiotherapy support workers are experts at advising on physical activity, particularly for people who are recovering from illness and injury, or have long-term conditions.

Kate Dick, Physiotherapy Professional Lead said: “Going to the gym, running and cycling are not the only ways to stay active. Everyone can find a way that suits them such as gardening, housework, parking the car further away from work to walk, using the stairs rather than a lift, or getting involved in community activities. Being active can help prevent and/or mange twenty medical conditions including, coronary heart disease, type 2 diabetes, cancer and depression.”

If you would like to learn more about different ways to be active and improve your health, please visit The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy’s website for more information – www.csp.org.uk/activity