Picky offers exercise programme for those with arthritic pain

Monday, April 18, 2022

A six-week education and exercise programme for people with arthritic pain is due to start early next month at The Pickaquoy Centre.

The ESCAPE-pain programme was created to enable people with arthritic pain to self-manage and cope through exercise.

It’s the first time this programme has been delivered in Orkney.

Katie Rafferty, Picky’s Fitness, Health and Wellbeing Manager, said: “Arthritic pain is very common, and we’re pleased we can deliver this programme with the aim to help people who are affected by arthritis.

“The programme has been proven to offer physical, psychological and social benefits which is so important for people’s day-to-day lives.

“Our skilled instructors are very committed, and will work closely with the group to help them reduce pain - improving their physical health and mental wellbeing, and ultimately have a better quality of life.”

The class will run twice weekly on Mondays (1900-2000) and Thursdays (0930-1030) commencing on Monday, May 2.

The block is included in an ActiveLife membership, or £80.40 for pay ‘n’ play customers.

Those who are interested should sign up with Picky reception by phoning 01856 879900, or can email directly if they would like more information before committing.

The Pickaquoy Centre received funding for the training of Escape Pain by the UK’s largest charity dedicated to supporting people with arthritis, Versus Arthritis.