"Work back to Life Programme"

About: North Manchester General Hospital

I injured my back in April this year, and following a period of recuperation. I attended The Physiotherapy Department at North Manchester General where I was given a series of excercises to strengthen my core muscles and increase my flexibility.

I was asked if I wished to attend the Work back to Life Programme over a period of Five weeks for three and a half hours every Monday

I cannot praise too highly both the course and the members of staff who run the course.

Primarily the course is a continuation of the excercises programme coupled with group discussions over a range of subjects, medication, motivation etc, I found those discussions very useful, they go a long way to remove your feeling of isolation as if you are the only one with the problem

The members of staff help you to set targets for the next week on trying to achieve something you had ceased doing because of your back problem . Everything is done with the object of getting you back to a " normal" life despite your back problems.

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Response from North Manchester General Hospital

Thank you for taking the time to leave your comments we strive to achieve a high standard of care for all patients in line with Trust Values. We will pass your comments onto the Department/ward.

Grateful Thanks

The Pennine Acute NHS Trust

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