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Outpatient Physiotherapy: Self Help Hub: Information, Videos & Podcasts

 Well Being

 Bedfordshire Wellbeing Service

Making a difference through talking therapies for mental health and wellbeing. Self-referral available!

Cauda Equina Warning Card

Dr Chatterjee Health Podcasts

Podcasts with GP Dr Chatterjee on lots of topics to better your own health including sleep, diet, exercise, mental health and more.

Eat Well Guide

Tips on creating a balanced diet.

Low Back Pain

An educational video. By Dr Mike Evans

mental wellbeing resources and apps

Details of apps and resources to help your wellbeing.

Mental Health Self Help Guides

Self-help leaflets on various topic including alcohol, abuse, anxiety, depression, sleep and more.

Mental Wellbeing – NHS 5 Steps

Exploring 5 things to focus on to improve your mental wellbeing and resilience.

Mind: Bedford Luton & MK

Mind BLMK’s Mind Matters weekly groups and remote virtual support offering a safe, non-judgmental space to discuss and explore issues around wellbeing and mental health.

Path to Recovery (P2R)

A one stop service which provides drug and alcohol advice, treatment and support. Self-referral available!

The Pain Toolkit.

Helpful information and videos for people to learn tips to manage their pain conditions with the option of an online pain self-management course.

Sleep: Tips to Help Improve your Sleep

By Every Mind Matters

Smoke Free

Personal plans to help you to quit smoking

Stop Smoking Service – Bedfordshire

Get help and support from specialist advisors.

Self-referral available.

stop smoking leaflet

What you can do for your stress

By Dr Mike Evan

Exercise

Active 10 App

A free easy to use walking app to help you track and set goals to be more active

NHS Fitness Studio Videos

Instructor led exercise videos ranging from 10-45 minutes. Choose from aerobic exercise, strength and resistance and pilates and yoga categories

23 and a Half Hours Video

The importance of exercise. By Dr Mike Evans

 

Aches & Pains

Back Pain: Separating fact from fiction video

By Peter O’Sullivan

Surviving a bad week.

By Dr Mike Evans

Tame the Beast: It’s time to rethink persistent pain

A video by Lorimer Moseley

Understanding pain in less than 5 minutes! And what you can do about it.

An educational video

Versus ArthritisVersus Arthritis logo

The UK charity for people living with arthritis. Self-help, information booklets and support services, campaigning and prioritising arthritis.

What is Sciatica?

An educational video. By Dr Annina Schmid

The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy –  Virtual Self Help

Information for patients and the general public. What is physiotherapy? Common health conditions and managing these at home,

Common health conditions, advice, information and exercises to help.

Exercise videos to help alleviate and manage a range of conditions

ESCAPE-pain – for hip and knee osteoarthritis Escape pain logo

If you have been referred to the ESCAPE-pain programme for your hip or knee osteoarthritis here are some resources to help compliment your attendance on the course.

  • The following video can provide some great tips to help you manage your hip or knee osteoarthritis, such as how to get started exercising and how to manage flare ups.

https://escape-pain.org/I-have-knee-hip-pain/external-educational-videos

  • Exercise is an important part of managing your hip or knee osteoarthritis and the following page contains some exercise videos which are designed to be done at home.

https://escape-pain.org/I-have-knee-hip-pain/external-exercise-videos

  • ESCAPE-pain Online is a way for people to access the programme virtually, especially if you can’t access a face to face programme near you. You can sign up to the app through this link giving you access to exercise and self-help videos and online support. This is a structured 6 week programme you attend virtually.

https://escape-pain.org/support-tools/ESCAPE-pain-Online

National Ankylosing Spondylitis SocietyNASS Logo - For everyone affected by axial spondyloathritis

The UK’s registered charity for patients with ankylosing spondylitis or axial spondyloarthritis.

Exercise & Stretching

Daily stretches and exercise to help manage your condition

https://nass.co.uk/managing-my-as/exercise/

https://nass.co.uk/managing-my-as/exercise/stretches-for-your-daily-life/

Managing my Condition

Support and information on living with AS or Axial SpA

https://nass.co.uk/managing-my-as/living-with-as/

Back to Action exercise programme and videos.

This programme includes flexibility and strength work and can be downloaded as an app, booklet or watched on the YouTube channel.

https://nass.co.uk/managing-my-as/exercise/back-to-action-exercise-programme/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0woD72tBhDs&list=PLnKgSfibFP6LytqfQA_tkD2H9apk41-nr

Royal Osteoporosis SocietyRoyal Osteoporosis Society Logo - Better bone health for everybody

The registered charity for people with osteoporosis

Looking after your bones

Self-help information for patients with osteoporosis

https://theros.org.uk/information-and-support/looking-after-your-bones/

Exercise Videos

Exercise videos for flexibility, strength and steadiness.

https://theros.org.uk/information-and-support/living-with-osteoporosis/exercise-and-physical-activity-for-osteoporosis/

Exercise booklets from ROS

Downloadable booklets with exercises for strength, posture, flexibility and steadiness.

Womens & Mens Health

Bladder & Bowel UK

Information and advice for all adults, children and young people with bladder and bowel issues.

ERIC, The children’s bowel and bladder charity

Support for children and teenagers with bladder and bowel conditions and their families.

Exercise in Pregnancy

NHS Exercise guidance for pregnancy

NHS Squeezy App

The NHS App supporting people with their pelvic floor muscle exercise programme. Available on iOS and Android.

Pelvic Obstetric Gynaecological Physiotherapy (POGP)

Downloadable booklets and self-help information including pelvic floor health for men and women, pregnancy related information, pelvic organ prolapse and more!

 

 

·         Pelvic Girdle Pain Self Help

Tips of managing pelvic girdle pain

https://www.jillybond.com/blog/pelvic-girdle-pain