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Airing Pain 7: Exercise and Improving Mobility

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

Air­ing Pain vis­its the Fren­chay Hos­pi­tal Pain Clin­ic in Bris­tol where we hear from staff and patients. Paul Evans 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.

Issues cov­ered in this pro­gramme include: Exer­cise, mobil­i­ty, pain ser­vice fund­ing, describ­ing pain, edu­cat­ing health pro­fes­sion­als, spinal injury, back pain, ver­te­bro­plas­ty, phys­io­ther­a­py, activ­i­ty, flare-up, acupunc­ture, mus­cu­loskele­tal, pri­ma­ry and sec­ondary care, joint pain and depression.


  • Dr Cathy Stan­nard, Pain Spe­cial­ist, Fren­chay Hos­pi­tal Pain Clin­ic, Bristol
  • Pete Glad­well, Phys­io­ther­a­pist, Fren­chay Hos­pi­tal Pain Clin­ic, Bristol
  • Sis­ter Rose Mar­riot, Pain Nurse, Fren­chay Hos­pi­tal Pain Clin­ic, Bristol
  • Ron Watt, Patient, Fren­chay Hos­pi­tal Pain Clin­ic, Bristol
  • Mrs Mar­garet How­dle, Patient, Fren­chay Hos­pi­tal Pain Clin­ic, Bristol.


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