OsteoStrong Psychophysical Health and Well-Being Programme 5.0
Bazil and Helen have been running this programme for 7 years, and it is the only programme of its kind in the UK. Bazil is a member of the International Osteostrong Team in the US, and works in collaboration with the Stratford Village Surgery in East London, where he set up, and continues to run, an Osteogenic Loading (Musculoskeletal health) clinic. The service has an additional focus on Mental and Psychological Health and Wellbeing, as a result of the impact of lockdown and Covid-19.
The programme combines Bazil's Health Psychology and exercise prescription background, and over 40 years of experience in the health and wellness field, together with Helen’s experience as an Exercise Physiologist, working to improve both mental and physical wellbeing. They are supported by Taide, Senior Assistant Psychologist and a qualified fitness instructor and Hakeem, Finance Officer.
Osteostrong caters to all abilities, no matter your fitness level. Patients can receive between 6-8 sessions when referred.
The programme is suitable for most patients at risk from osteoporosis, osteopenia, and many other long-term health conditions such as type 2 diabetes, hypertension, joint and back pain, obesity, and sedentary lifestyle.
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Service access criteria:
Not suitable for uncontrollable hypertension, Uncontrolled atrial or ventricular arrhythmia, uncontrolled sinus tachycardia, Blood Pressure reaching at rest greater than 200 mmHg diastolic, Any acute febrile illness e.g. respiratory tract infections, Uncontrolled Asthma, Vertigo, unexplained "dizziness" or episodes of loss of consciousness, Diabetes, poorly controlled particularly with Ketosis, Established symptomatic cerebro-vascular disease, Pregnant women in their last trimester.
Connecting with others
Day to day helping hand
Helping with money
Information and advice
Transport and getting around
Support with housing
Support with employment
Support for carers
Managing a long-term health condition
Basic necessities (food/clothes)
Arts and creativity
Connecting with nature
Additional needs catered for:
Vision impairment friendly
Hearing impairment friendly
Learning difficulty friendly
Physical disability friendly
Takes place in the client’s home
Non English speaking friendly
Key words - separate with a comma:
Mental Health, Physical Therapy, Psychological Wellbeing, Osteoporosis, Osteopenia, Pain Management, Joint & Back Pain, Balance, Posture, Diabetes,