Pain Exercise Class

This is suitable for patients who do not require a full cognitive behavioural pain management programme but who are not exercising and have a certain fear of movement. The pain exercise programme aims to:

    -   Increase flexibility and strength
    -   Reduce any fear of movement
    -   Teach a daily stretching and strengthening programme

The exercise programme runs twice a week (1-hour) for four weeks. It is based in the Physiotherapy Department on the Ground Floor of the Hospital. A half hour educational session is also included once a week.

The programme - is group based 4-5 patients per programme. Patients are assessed pre and post programme using functional tests and questionnaires. Referrals to the exercise class are via the Pain Clinic.