Bath Chronicle

Rheuma­tol­ogy re­hab course goes on­line

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Teams at the Royal United Hos­pi­tals Bath have launched a new vir­tual re­hab pro­gramme in re­sponse to Covid-19.

Rheuma­tol­ogy out­pa­tients at the Royal United Hos­pi­tals Bath NHS Foun­da­tion Trust are ben­e­fit­ting from a new vir­tual re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion pro­gramme – one of the first of its kind in the coun­try.

The Ax­ial Spondy­loarthri­tis (AXSPA) Pro­gramme is usu­ally car­ried out in per­son but in re­sponse to Covid-19, out­pa­tients can now ac­cess the pro­gramme on­line, with phys­io­ther­a­pists on hand to take them through a range of ex­er­cises and an­swer any ques­tions they may have.

Phys­io­ther­a­pist Vicky Lewis-baldy said: “Our AXSPA team have been hard at work over the last few months de­vel­op­ing the re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion pro­gramme so that it can be launched vir­tu­ally.

“We’d nor­mally de­liver this res­i­den­tial pro­gramme over two weeks, face to face, but by run­ning the course vir­tu­ally we can save our pa­tients a trip to the hos­pi­tal and they can fol­low the course from home, us­ing a lap­top, tablet or mo­bile phone. We be­lieve we are one of the first places in the coun­try to de­liver this re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion pro­gramme on­line and the feed­back we’ve had from pa­tients on the pi­lot course has been fan­tas­tic – they are reap­ing the re­wards.”

 ??  ?? Rheuma­tol­ogy out­pa­tients at the RUH are re­ceiv­ing vir­tual treat­ment
Rheuma­tol­ogy out­pa­tients at the RUH are re­ceiv­ing vir­tual treat­ment

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