Managing your arthritis – it’s such a relief - FREE FT event

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Managing your arthritis – it’s such a relief - FREE FT event
15 June 2015

PHYSIOTHERAPISTS from The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust will be hosting a free talk on ‘Managing Osteoarthritis in Adults’ on Wednesday 1st July 2015, from 2 – 3 pm, at the Education Centre, Fairfield General Hospital.

This event will be led by Caroline Moss and Vicky Kennedy, senior physiotherapists from the Pennine Acute MSK department and orthopaedic unit. 

Attendees will have the opportunity to find out more about osteoarthritis, how it is diagnosed, and how it is best managed, from the earliest opportunity through to surgery. There will also be time for a discussion and to ask questions.

Osteoarthritis is extremely common with approximately 40% of the UK adult population seeking advice from a health professional at some time. It can result in on-going pain and can impact on all aspects of everyday life.

Patients referred to physiotherapy will have their initial consultation with a physiotherapist who will help them determine their needs and onward management. Treatment is then tailored to the individual.

As a result of evidence based guidelines, The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust has developed a very successful osteoarthritis rehabilitation programme which is suitable for most patients, and provides advice, education, exercise and support.

Caroline Moss, senior physiotherapist working in the MSK department said:

“Our aim is to assess patients and provide the best available evidence-based treatment for patients with osteoarthritis, be that on an individual basis or in a group setting. We want to empower individuals to be able to manage their condition long term or, until requiring surgical intervention.”

The event is free and open to the public, staff and the Pennine Acute Trust’s Foundation Trust members.    

‘Medicine for Members’ events are free and are held regularly at our four hospital sites (The Royal Oldham Hospital, North Manchester and Fairfield General Hospitals and Rochdale Infirmary), to give the public, staff and the Pennine Acute Trust’s Foundation Trust members the opportunity to learn more about the services at PAHNT.  

So far, nearly 12,000 people have signed up to become FT members. To book your place contact Angela Greenwood on 01706 517302 or email ft.membership@pat.nhs.uk