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Moving Amid the Lockdown – Saint Francis Hospice Story

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, (2020, July 6). Moving Amid the Lockdown – Saint Francis Hospice Story. Psychreg on Mental Health & Wellness. https://www.psychreg.org/moving-lockdown/
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Pemberton Place at Saint Francis Hospice is a special place for many. It’s the Hospice’s vibrant social hub where local people living with life-limiting illnesses come together. 

Pre-pandemic, the Hospice’s outpatients would enjoy anything from live music and beauty treatments to getting their haircut and putting the world to rights over a cup of tea. Something they also reaped the rewards of was physiotherapy.

In March, the Hospice took the difficult decision to temporarily close Pemberton Place until it’s safe to welcome people with underlying health conditions back again. What the Hospice didn’t want to do is cut off that contact completely. 

The charity continued to help outpatients, both physically and psychologically, through regular phone support. The Physiotherapy team also got together to make some short films for the Hospice’s YouTube channel

These gentle, seated exercise routines are for anyone who is moving around less with social distancing and the lockdown in force. The clips have also lifted patients’ morale by seeing some familiar friendly faces from the team.

If you or anyone you know has been sitting down for long periods, then these exercises are great for encouraging movement once again. We hope they put some smiles on faces and everyone would love to watch your videos of people doing the exercises if you tag Saint Francis Hospice on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.

You can watch and participate here.


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