Prescribing movement for Inflammatory rheumatic disease

Thursday 9th May 11:50 - 12:30

The evidence for physical activity in the treatment of inflammatory rheumatic disease helps patients to manage pain, fatigue and stiffness, maintain flexibility muscle and bone strength and improves the ability to carry out every day activities. This session will explore the latest evidence and how this is best translated into practice using the more mins consultation, with practical first hand lessons from those working with patients.

Understanding the evidence: exploring he benefitsof physical activity for those with Inflammatory Rheumatic Disease


Dr Ralph Smith, Consultant in Sport and Exercise Medicine at Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust

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Tom O'Dwyer, Physiotherapist; Programme Manager Rheumatology at Genomics Medicine Ireland