Joint Pain Advice

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The Joint Pain Advice (JPA) program was developed by the Health Innovation Network in order to help people understand and manage their knee, hip or back pain (sometimes labelled osteoarthritis) through education and increasing access to exercise, teaching people how to self-manage, control their symptoms and alter the course of their condition. It meets the requirements of NICE Guidance to reduce joint and/or back pain through increasing physical activity and reducing excess body weight combined with lifestyle advice. The model takes the form of up to four appointments, usually half an hour at a time, over a six months period and can easily be incorporated into existing community services.

JPA has been delivered in clinical and community settings, including delivery by health trainers working in Greenwich Public Health. JPA has been shown to help people become more active, reduce their pain and symptoms, improve their mental wellbeing and increase their ability to carry out functional activities.

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