Joint working initiative provides integrated care for musculoskeletal condition patients.
Patients with a range of musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions and needing exercise rehabilitation will now have access to state-of-the-art facilities, equipment and expert instruction in Crewe from the 3rd March 2023.
The collaboration between registered charity Everybody Health and Leisure and Central Cheshire Integrated Care Partnership (CCICP) Physio Service will see CCICP Physios working from Crewe Lifestyle Centre with Everybody’s Specialists Health Advisors, jointly delivering ESCAPE-pain and dedicated Good Boost water rehabilitation classes for their patients. This innovative approach will improve access to treatment for patients and the quality of the rehabilitation on offer.
MSK conditions affect the muscles, joints, ligaments, nerves and range from knee injury to back pain and arthritis, making MSK the primary cause of disability globally and accounting for the third largest area of NHS spend.
Donna Williamson, Senior Manager at Everybody Health and Leisure shares
“At Everybody we strive to optimise our facilities and growth in products that support healthcare colleagues and priorities. Our newly developed MSK service offers accessible and affordable personalised exercise, rehabilitation and education, consisting of both land based and water rehabilitation and therapy which helps people maintain mobility, physical function and reduce pain through exercise.”
“The collaboration will improve musculoskeletal outcomes for patients, reduce waiting lists and provide a seamless pathway for patients to continue exercising once being discharged.”
Data from those who have completed the ESCAPE-pain programme with Everybody Health and Leisure highlights:
- 73% increased physical activity levels
- 64% are now achieving 150 minutes of exercise per week in line with government guidelines (NICE guidance)
- 72% improved mental wellbeing
- 80% show a clinical improvement in pain management
- 84% improved quality of life
- 96% improved physical function
Since the launch of Good Boost in September 2022, 196 people have attended the water rehabilitation session so far in Crewe, the most affected joints are knee (34%), whole body (36%) and lower back (18%). 36% of participants have a clinical diagnosis and over 18% are pre/post-surgery, utilising Good Boost as part of their prehab / rehab recovery. Over 50% of participants have reported their affected joint as ‘slightly’ to ‘very much’ improved.
Chris Smith, Physiotherapy Team Manager at Central Cheshire Integrated Care Partnership shares
“Working in partnership with Everybody Health and Leisure is a highly valued relationship for CCICP. The leisure team consistently offers a variety of class based options for our patients ranging from ESCAPE-pain to Good Boost swimming.
The sessions are very well received by our patients and provide the essential ‘bridge’ from Primary care back into the leisure sector for patients at the right time.
The class options provide a wealth of well-constructed educational sessions and rehabilitation that has a significant time saving to the NHS allowing us manage our work pressures with greater efficiency.”
Patients in the South of the borough wanting to access Good Boost will need to speak to their Physio for a referral. Good Boost is also open to people who have a MSK condition and not currently receiving treatment from a Physio, for further details contact the Everybody Healthy team on 01270 685589 or email [email protected].
Notes to Editor
Everybody Health and Leisure is a registered charity which aims to provide ‘leisure for life’ by improving the health and wellbeing of local communities. The charity operates 16 leisure facilities including 9 swimming pools and 7 Taste for Life cafes across the Cheshire East region, and delivers a range of targeted health, sports and disability and inclusion programmes. For more information please visit: www.everybody.org.uk or follow on Twitter @ebleisure.
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