Osteoarthritis talk

We told you briefly in our last newsletter about an upcoming talk we are hosting here at Sportswise given by Dr Polly Baker, Sport and Exercise Medicine consultant and Lesley Houston dietitian.

Do you have osteoarthritis or know someone close to you that does?  Would you like to find out a bit more about this condition and how you can help improve its symptoms? Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common type of arthritis causing joint pain and stiffness. There is no cure for OA but there are a number of things you may do to help alleviate the symptoms. Lifestyle changes, exercise and some complementary therapies can all help in the relief of pain and allow you to continue living a healthy, active life.

Polly is one of our Sports & Exercise Medicine consultants, and will inform you on the underlying pathology of osteoarthritis, the management options you may take and also provide advice on beneficial exercises to help you in managing this complex condition. Our in-house dietitian Lesley will cover the all-important dietary support. She will focus on a practical application of the OA diet, give a review of supplements that may be used and dispel some of those diet myths. She may even bring some OA friendly nibbles with her!
This free of charge talk will take place at 6.30pm on Tuesday 21st November at Sportswise.
To book a place please contact the reception team on 01323 745970 or email us at reception@sportswise.org.uk
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