Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Alliance

The FSEM (UK) and BASEM joint annual conference Sport and Exercise – Bringing us all Together brought a focus, this year, on MSK Health, Physical Activity and Lifestyle. Delivered in the historical town of Bath 12th and 13th October, the conference was attended by over 400 health professionals with guest sessions from the University of Bath and the ARUK Centre for Sport, Exercise and Osteoarthritis.

Physical Activity in the Prevention and Management of Chronic Disease was delivered with a scientific approach to behaviour change and how technology can help support more people to become active, this was a key focus for the University of Bath. Whilst the ARUK Centre for Sport, Exercise and Osteoarthritis delivered a GP/Physiotherapist directed session outlining the latest research on Ankle Injury and Osteoarthritis and Exercises for Patients with Osteoarthritis. The FSEM (UK) and BASEM sessions focused on Tendinopathy and Concussion Management, with an early breakfast session on Lifestyle Medicine, Improving Metabolic Health through Food, Activity and Community Engagement, proving to be a popular choice the morning after the dinner!

Keynote sessions were delivered on Injury Prevention, the Prevention through the life course of Osteoporosis and a session on Lessons Learned from Military Rehabilitation brought an awe inspiring view of what can be achieved via Exercise Medicine based rehab.

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