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Supporting people with musculoskeletal conditions to be more active
An ARMA webinar in partnership with Arthritis Action. The benefits of physical activity for musculoskeletal health are well known. Despite this, many people are less active than recommended levels. People with musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions have additional barriers caused by their condition, particularly pain. What can be done to support people to be more active?

Three different initiatives attempt to do just this. Moving Medicine and the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists Love Activity campaign both aim to help supportive conversations with patients about increasing physical activity. parkrun MSK ambassadors aim to provide a safe environment to encourage and support people to walk or run or volunteer at their local parkruns. The webinar will look at how clinicians can encourage and support physical activity and how activity providers can better understand the needs of people with MSK conditions and how to make them feel included.

Who should attend? Anyone who works with people with MSK conditions, providers of physical activity and those working in public health.

Nov 30, 2018 11:00 AM in London

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Dr Ai Lyn Tan
Associate Professor, Honorary Consultant Rheumatologist, parkrun Outreach Ambassador for Arthritis & Musculoskeletal Conditions @University of Leeds, Leeds teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, parkun UK
Dr Tan is one of 3 ambassadors for arthritis/MSK conditions for parkrun UK. As part of the PROVE project (parkrun: Running or Volunteering for Everyone), they set up a Facebook group for parkrunners affected by arthritis/MSK conditions to share advice and stories on things related to parkrun, the aim is to be a supportive and safe environment for parkrunners living with arthritis/MSK conditions.
Hamish Reid
Sport and Exercise Medicine Consultant @Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust
Hamish Reid leads on design and development for Moving Medicine.
Sara Hazard
Assistant Director Strategic Communications @Chartered Society of Physiotherapists
Sara Hazzard led the development , design, and delivery of the CSP’s new flagship patient and Public campaign, Love Activity, Hate Exercise?