Self Care Week – Take Control Of Your Back Pain

As part of National Self Care Week (14th – 20th November) Sussex MSK Partnership East, the local NHS service for muscle, bone and joint problems, is focusing on taking control of back pain. One of the biggest barriers for many people who suffer with chronic back pain is the fear that doing too much will […]

Event for GPs: Exercise & Musculoskeletal Medicine – The Way Forward

The British Institute of Musculoskeletal Medicine WINTER SYMPOSIUM “EXERCISE & MUSCULOSKELETAL MEDICINE – THE WAY FORWARD” DECEMBER 3rd 2016 Jurys Inn, Kings Road, Brighton BN1 2GS The meeting will not only focus on the concept of patient empowerment by the teaching of behavioural strategies to encourage both recovery from injury and the maintenance of good […]

DGH Physios Offer Specialist Exercises Classes for Ankylosing Spondylitis Patients

The physiotherapy team at Eastbourne DGH runs a support service for local people with ankylosing spondylitis. The condition affects over 200,000 people in the UK, which means that some 250 people in Eastbourne may have the condition. A key part of the service is the provision of a specialist exercise programme, developed by the National Ankylosing […]

Dr Simon Thorp joins Sussex MSK Partnership East

Sussex MSK Partnership East (SMSKPE) has appointed a new Clinical Director, Dr Simon Thorp, who joined the service on September 6. Simon is a consultant anaesthetist and pain specialist and is bringing his knowledge and experience to further develop pain services in this area, as well as providing clinical support and direction to Sussex MSK […]

Free Community Wellbeing Events launched in High Weald, Lewes and Havens

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust is introducing ‘Community Wellbeing Events’ which will run on a monthly basis across the High Weald, Lewes and Havens areas in East Sussex. The events are for local people to find out about support services that are available where they live. These include NHS groups, voluntary services, hobby and interest […]

Local provision for people with pain conditions is changing

Sussex MSK Partnership East (SMSKPE) is the local NHS service for patients with musculoskeletal (MSK), Rheumatology and chronic pain conditions. We help people with diseases, injuries and pain relating to muscles, bones and joints. We are in the process of improving pain management services in EHS and HWLH CCGs What we offer now • Single […]

Five Tips for Managing Foot Pain or Discomfort When Cycling

Graeme Hadlow is a past age group national duathlon champion, time trialist and third cat road racer. He has a special interest in cycling biomechanics and is currently working as a Podiatrist and Extended Scope Practitioner (Foot & Ankle) for Sussex MSK Partnership East. He advises the following tips to optimise cycling biomechanics. Always stop […]

Anyone for Tennis?

Tennis is a great way to keep active and can be played by people of all ages.  But if it’s been a while since you last picked up a racquet, Steve Daly, Extended Scope Practitioner, has a few tips to help you enjoy your new found hobby without hurting yourself. Warm up and start off […]

Q & A with Mr Satish Ganesan

Mr Ganesan is a Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon with East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust and a Consultant with Sussex MSK Partnership East’s Spine Service. He has a specialist interest in adult degenerative spinal disorders. What is your role with Sussex MSK Partnership East? I provide a service for patients with neck and spine conditions […]