The benefits of physical activity for people living with long term conditions are well established. However, the fear of increasing symptoms or worsening long term problems commonly stops people from moving more. Many healthcare professionals also feel unsure about what advice they should give to people living with symptomatic medical conditions.
To help address these concerns around risk, Moving Medicine led the development of a consensus statement to help clarify what safety advice healthcare professionals should give to patients.
Condition specific considerations have also been identified. These considerations cover cardiac chest pain, cognitive impairment, dysglycaemia, falls and frailty, fatigue, MSK pain, palpitations and shortness of breath.
To help healthcare professionals in Dorset promote the risk consensus statement, we have collated an infographic and one page resource that can be downloaded and shared with colleagues.