Arthritis Action Open Clinic with YMCA Central - Arthritis Action

Arthritis Action Open Clinic with YMCA Central

16 January 2022

In December 2021 we ran our first Open Clinic with YMCA Central. The event aimed to help people manage their arthritis by offering 10 minute advice sessions with our Dietitian, Martin Lau, to members of the YMCA community.

The event was planned to take place, in-person, at the YMCA Club in London but as the new omicron restrictions and recommendations came to force, it was moved online; zoom meetings and telephone calls replacing participants’ need to travel.

In the words of one participant: “It was great to learn more about arthritis and how to perform simple techniques to help relieve the pain. Very friendly and professional presentation. I have been practicing the techniques for my fingers which seems to be helping relieve the pain.”

The event allowed us to introduce elements of our self-management approach to a new audience and we look forward to another event in the spring, once COVID-19 restrictions are lifted.