Author(s): Paula Coates


Arthritis: Help yourself to Health will show you how to include a simple fitness programme into your life, while considering the specific challenges raised by arthritis. This simple to follow guide helps you to manage your arthritis by giving you an understanding of your diagnosis and how it impacts on your body and health. Arthritis can be painful but with the right lifestyle choices and exercise you can reduce your pain. There is no reason why arthritis should stop you living a full and active life. You will start to see improvements within 6 weeks, when you can re-test your fitness level. This will be all the motivation you need to keep your new lifestyle on track to a happier and healthier you!


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Endorsed by the National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society and content approved by a medical doctor. Over 10 million adults consult their GP each year with arthritis and related conditions. Covers the specific needs of all sufferers of arthritis, regardless of age, severity of condition or level of fitness. By answering the MOT questionnaire you can assess your current level of health and a few simple tests will give you a baseline of fitness. Simple and easy to follow exercise programmes give you a step-by-step guide to starting and returning to exercise. Specific exercises show you how to improve your mobility, core stability, balance and strength, and will help with the specific problems faced by those with arthritis.

'I would recommend this book as a clinic resource or for individual purchase.' Nursing Older People (March 2010)

Paula Coates is a chartered physiotherapist, back pain specialist and author of Running Repairs. She writes for a number of fitness magazines and is a clinical lecturer for the MSc in neuromusculoskeletal physiotherapy at Kings College London. Paula is also a keen runner and has completed six marathons.

General Fields

  • : 9781408107027
  • : 28280
  • : 28280
  • : 0.158
  • : December 2009
  • : 178mm X 111mm X 8mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Paula Coates
  • : Paperback
  • : 2010
  • : 616.722062
  • : 128
  • : Colour photography