Last modified January 09, 2024
National and local work to grow the role of leisure centres, pools, and gyms as musculoskeletal (MSK) health hubs will see Active Blackpool launch two rehabilitation programmes at Palatine Leisure Centre in January 2024.
The pilot project in Blackpool forms part of the national ukactive organisation’s vision for leisure centres and gyms to play a greater role in supporting the NHS and social care services and integrate more leisure facilities into the nation’s healthcare infrastructure.
More than 20 million people in the UK suffer from an MSK related condition, which accounts for the third largest area of NHS spending at £5bn annually. These conditions can cover a range of health problems relating to joints, bones and muscles such as osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, fractures, back and neck pain and connective tissue disorders.