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