Is pain stopping you from loving your bed?

March is National Bed Month – and who doesn’t love a good night’s sleep? But for people who are in constant pain, an undisturbed night is just a dream. Most people spend an average of a third of their lives in bed – and for those suffering an illness or injury it can be much […]

Cold fingers, nose and toes? Take the Raynaud’s test today

Are your fingers and toes often cold, do they change colour or feel numb and sting? Then you could be suffering from an uncomfortable condition called Raynaud’s. February is Raynaud’s Awareness Month and the Scleroderma & Raynaud’s UK (SRUK) charity is raising awareness of the condition through its #RaiseYourHands campaign. Scleroderma is a very rare […]

Losing weight can help you feel better

Is your new year’s resolution to shift a few pounds?  Then it might help to know that as well as looking and feeling better, being a healthy weight can help you avoid musculoskeletal problems too.  Carrying around excess weight puts unnecessary strain on your muscles, bones and joints and can cause knee, hip and back […]

Running: A winter warm up guide by our Physiotherapist Dave Peachey

Warming up before any exercise is important, no matter what season we are in. But with marathon season approaching and many people training for longer runs in the colder weather, warming up perhaps takes on an added significance. The aim of a warm-up is to help warm the muscle, increase circulation and activate muscle firing […]

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 […]

Rider back in the saddle after months of recovery

A a nasty fall left a keen rider with a fractured spine and a chronic shoulder problem. Christine Patrick, 57, found herself lying on concrete after her trusted horse reared, tossing her into the air and onto her back. In agony, she was taken to Eastbourne District General Hospital for a variety of tests, before being transferred […]

Bake Sale Raises Over £170 for Macmillan Cancer Support

Sussex MSK Partnership East staff at Ivy House in Eastbourne raised over £170.00 at their coffee morning for Macmillan Cancer Support on Friday September 30. The event was organised by Patient Care Advisor, Deb Cornfold. She said: “Thank you to everyone who baked a cake, brought a cake and donated to the cause.”

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 […]