17th August 2021
New app creating peer-led, virtual group exercise classes to support people living with arthritis
Arthritis Action is proud to join four musculoskeletal charities in supporting the development of ‘Virtual Community Rehabilitation’ (VCR), a new project by social enterprise Good Boost, which will enable people with musculoskeletal conditions to use their smartphone or tablet to join fun, engaging, peer-led, virtual group exercise classes with others who share similar experiences.
The project aims to deliver support to people with musculoskeletal conditions, including all types of arthritis, in the form of peer-led, virtual group exercise classes based of a new app, utilising technologies demonstrated to alleviate pain and improve quality of life, and allowing anyone to benefit from the comfort of their own home.
Good Boost have received funding from Innovate UK to support the project, and the app will be developed in partnership with Arthritis Action, National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society, National Axial Spondyloarthritis Society, Versus Arthritis, UK Active, and Oxford Brookes University.
Good Boost is a social enterprise that uses clinical technology to transform public swimming pools into therapeutic spaces for people living with musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions. They are on a mission to measurably improve health and wellbeing through personalised movement and rehabilitation, powered by technology, by creating accessible and affordable community services that reduce health inequalities.
Ben Wilkins, CEO:
“This is a fantastic opportunity to bring people with shared experiences together and make truly personalised exercise more accessible than ever before. Through the creation of an exercise community, we aim to empower people to incorporate exercise into their routine for the long term.”
Learn more on the Good Boost website