Looking for people to walk with?
Here at the clinic our patients are often looking for ways to improve their health and fitness. Returning to regular walking after an injury is one of our top reported therapy goals. Being social animals, we humans often like to walk in the company of others and there are no shortage of groups to join if you like to do this. Until that is, you discover that you walk slowly.
Slow walking can often lead people to feel like a burden. “My partner said I walk too slowly, so we don’t go out for walks as often anymore” is a real classic. It’s hard to maintain a feeling of social walking if you are always trying to catch up or being waited for.
For this reason Blundellsands and Crosby Physio are proud to support a patient lead local initiative, The Slow Walking Group – Crosby.
Who should join?
Anyone who would like to walk slowly with others in the area of Crosby Beach and Crosby Coastal Park.
How fast is slow walking?
We can’t rely define slow walking, but a slow walking group will likely become self selecting. It’s anticipated that people will even split down into smaller sub groups of different slow walking ability in time to support each other.
If you are interested in joining this group then please give our clinic a call. We have already began to keep a list of interested parties. Our plan is to notify a time and place for meetings on our social media pages and notify those who have contact us.
We hope that this will eventually take on a life of its own and be managed by the slow walkers themselves. But for now we are more than happy to help get this idea off the ground – slowly.
I have pain while walking
It is intended that this slow walking group will be accessible regardless of their ability. Consistent short walks will be selected for optimum accessibility for walking aids and that allow for people to sit and re-join walkers on the return leg. This will allow those who have a shorter walking tolerance not to feel pressure to keep up.
If you have any prior health concerns about your fitness to walk or would like advice on your ability to walk safely, consult a medical professional. Walking mobility assessments, walking aid technical practice and exercise programs to help people to improve their walking and balance are available at our clinic.
Here are some top tips for walking with pain and arthritis.
Who is registering interest already?
- People who have had a stroke
- People with hip and knee arthritis
- People who have suffer with pain conditions such as fibromyalgia
For more details
To register your interest in the slow walking group Crosby please contact us on the details below.
Please email: Admin@my-therapynetwork.com
or call 0151 4332459