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CSP backs National Arthritis Week ‘workout at work’ programme

9 October 2013 - 12:54pm

Staff at Arthritis Research UK’s offices in London and Chesterfield have received guidance and training from physiotherapists to help them stay mobile and fit into older age, under a National Arthritis Week 2013 programme backed by the CSP.

RehabWorks regularly teaches workers about staying fit. Photo: RehabWorks

Three ‘workout at work’ sessions, delivered by Mark Armour and colleagues from physiotherapy service RehabWorks, were aimed particularly at desk-based workers.

‘We taught the staff about maintaining activity and, when someone is diagnosed with arthritis, the importance of exercise,’ said Mr Armour.

‘The employees who took part had lots of questions related to lifestyle and most will make at least one change to how they live their lives.’

As part of this year’s National Arthritis Week, with its theme of making a ‘joint effort’ to raise awareness about living with arthritis or caring for someone affected, the CSP has signed up to the charity’s ‘pledge wall’.

The CSP has an ongoing working relationship with Arthritis Research UK and the two organisations have produced seven free guides offering simple exercises to combat common pains and ailments, such as tennis elbow and carpal tunnel syndrome. More work is planned by the two organisations on further leaflets.

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