The Better Ageing Podcast

Episode 1: Joint pain (arthritis) & falls and balance | The Better Ageing Podcast

July 24, 2019 Episode 1
The Better Ageing Podcast
Episode 1: Joint pain (arthritis) & falls and balance | The Better Ageing Podcast
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The Better Ageing Podcast
Episode 1: Joint pain (arthritis) & falls and balance | The Better Ageing Podcast
Jul 24, 2019 Episode 1

Welcome to the first episode of The Better Ageing Podcast, the show that aims to improve the health and wellbeing of our ageing population, empowering women and men to live healthier, more independent lives, for longer. 

In this episode, experts Jason Lee (physiotherapist) and Dr Jane Fyfield (geriatrician) discuss joint pain (in particular arthritis) and falls and balance. Listen in as the pair provide simple, real-world advice that you can easily follow and share with those that you care for. 

Show notes/ topics covered:

1:31 - Welcome and introductions 
3:37 - What is arthritis? 
5:40 - Do drugs work for arthritis? 
7:10 - Joint pain physiotherapy first steps 
9:07 - Rheumatologists 
9:40 - What can we do about arthritis/joint pain? 
10:34 - Best exercises for arthritis 
11:34 - Walking aids 
13:15 - What to ask your GP about arthritis 
14:55 - Falls and balance 
16:45 - A proactive approach to balance 
18:38 - Best exercises for balance 
19:55 - Kettle exercises 
21:03 - Balance after a fall 
23:50 - Sloppy slippers 
25:56 - What to do at home 
26:50 - Medications affecting falls/balance 
27:20 - Audience question 
28:00 - Moving/resting after back pain 
28:26 - Thank you for listening 
29:41 - Closing story 

Show Notes

Welcome to the first episode of The Better Ageing Podcast, the show that aims to improve the health and wellbeing of our ageing population, empowering women and men to live healthier, more independent lives, for longer. 

In this episode, experts Jason Lee (physiotherapist) and Dr Jane Fyfield (geriatrician) discuss joint pain (in particular arthritis) and falls and balance. Listen in as the pair provide simple, real-world advice that you can easily follow and share with those that you care for. 

Show notes/ topics covered:

1:31 - Welcome and introductions 
3:37 - What is arthritis? 
5:40 - Do drugs work for arthritis? 
7:10 - Joint pain physiotherapy first steps 
9:07 - Rheumatologists 
9:40 - What can we do about arthritis/joint pain? 
10:34 - Best exercises for arthritis 
11:34 - Walking aids 
13:15 - What to ask your GP about arthritis 
14:55 - Falls and balance 
16:45 - A proactive approach to balance 
18:38 - Best exercises for balance 
19:55 - Kettle exercises 
21:03 - Balance after a fall 
23:50 - Sloppy slippers 
25:56 - What to do at home 
26:50 - Medications affecting falls/balance 
27:20 - Audience question 
28:00 - Moving/resting after back pain 
28:26 - Thank you for listening 
29:41 - Closing story