7. Exercise and Improving Mobility

Apr 28, 2011, 12:31 AM

Getting back into exercise and improving mobility. Plus, funding for pain services, and how can we best describe pain to a health professional?

First broadcast 21.12.10

Airing Pain visits the Frenchay Hospital Pain Clinic in Bristol where we hear from staff and patients. Paul Evan sits in on a consultation with physiotherapist Pete Gladwell and hears the advice given to one patient about how to increase her mobility and exercise without causing flare up. We learn about how to talk to your health professional and the different ways of assessing pain. Also covered is how well funded Pain Care is by the health services, and the patients at Frenchay tell us their stories of living with and managing pain.

In this programme:

  • Dr Cathy Stannard – Pain Specialist

  • Pete Gladwell – Physiotherapist

  • Sister Rose Marriot – Pain Nurse

  • Ron Watt – Patient

  • Mrs Margaret Howdle – Patient

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