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Physio Advice Line Cambridgeshire

Physio Advice Line is for anyone over the age of 18 years who is registered with a GP practice in Cambridgeshire or Peterborough. This direct and faster access to an experienced physiotherapist enables people to receive early support and intervention therefore reducing the likelihood of the condition becoming worse, which can often affect people’s ability to work and leads to an increased risk of entering into a cycle of restricted movement and pain. 

If you answer yes to any of the following, you’re unable to use Physio Advice Line but you can still self-refer by completing a self-referral form and returning it us.

  • Is aged 16-17 years old (face to face assessments are required for these patients)
  • Requires someone else to be at the appointment to support the conversation
  • Has communication difficulties i.e. hearing impairment, difficulty understanding English etc.
  • Suffers with pain in more than two body areas (unrelated)

The service can be contacted on 0300 555 0210 (local call charges apply). Lines are open Monday – Friday between 8.15am and 5pm.

For Cambridgeshire Physio Advice Line, please visit https://www.eoemskservice.nhs.uk/physiotherapy-self-referral/physio-advice-line

For Bedfordshire Physio Direct, click here: http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Physiotherapy/Pages/Accessing-physiotherapy.aspx

Exercise Referral Scheme

The Exercise Referral Scheme has been helping people become fitter and more active for more than twenty years.

The scheme is run by Huntingdonshire District Council in partnership with Cambridgeshire County Council Public Health Team to help improve the health of the community and promote active healthy lifestyles.

Exercise Referral is suitable for anyone who will benefit from exercise to help in the rehabilitation, treatment and prevention of certain medical conditions.

For example: • Heart Conditions  • Diabetes (Type 1 & 2)  • Depression/Anxiety  • High Blood Pressure  • Obesity (BMI > 30)  • Asthma  • Cancer  • Musculo-skeletal (including arthritis)

You can benefit from a personalised 12 week programme. The programmes are designed to meet individual needs and may include gym based exercises, walking, swimming, exercise classes, cycling and other activities. 

Please speak to one of our Doctors if you are interested in this scheme.

Exercise Referral Scheme Information

Huntingdonshire Health Walks

This Health Walk scheme provides FREE led walks every day, Monday to Friday across Huntingdonshire and is part of the national initiative ‘Walking for Health’.

We also offer weekend and evening walks from Spring to Autumn.

http://www.huntingdonshire.gov.uk/leisure/health-walks/

RightStart

Are you looking for a way to feel fitter and healthier but unsure where to start? Then get started the right way with our RightStart classes. We offer four different levels of group exercise classes from chair-based to circuit style catering for all ages and abilities.

Classes are fun, friendly and taught by qualified instructors registered at a minimum of Level 2 on the Register of Exercise Professionals. All classes are suitable for people wanting to exercise for the first time or returning to exercise after a medical condition. Classes cost from £3.50 per session and run at venues across the district.

Right Start Leaflet        

Walking Football 

There is a new Walking Football Session being held weekly in Huntingdon.

It is a fun, light-hearted session held every Saturday morning at Jubilee Park, PE28 2NR and is open to all-ages and both male and female "footballers" are welcome!

Walking Football Poster             

Walking Football Leaflet

Wheelchair Racing Club needs new members

The club meets at Peterborough athletic track on Wednesday 6-7pm. The cycle club are also there at same time. Sessions the £2 per session. No experience needed and equipment is provided, all you need is a bike helmet. There is no expectation and no judgement, it’s just for fun or heading straight to the top. Come and have a go! 

The sessions have been set up by Ian Nolan from Nene Valley Harriers, who also runs the Special Needs Athletics Group, with support from England Athletics, Inspire Peterborough, Vivacity Disability Sports and Living Sport. For more information email Coach Ian Nolan on ian929nolan@btinternet.com.

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