SOAR's Wellbeing Coaches support local people who require practical support to improve their health & wellbeing and change their behaviour to achieve their own choices and goals. We have developed a Chronic Pain pathway in partnership with local GP surgeries, to help support individuals experiencing chronic pain.
One client had been referred by her GP to SOAR for help with reducing the extra weight on her knee which was causing the client pain. Mariam, one of our Wellbeing Coaches, helped support the client to make healthier eating habits, manage her chronic pain, and start regular physical activity.
The client regularly does the recommended exercises, by following YouTube videos and using the Thera band in her chronic pain pack. She has also made great improvements to her diet by adding more fruit and veg, and cutting out fried food.
Positively, this client now does not have to take many painkillers as the heat pack and ball have helped manage her pain symptoms and made it easier to move around, and now the client feels more active!
"One of the best things I have tried for pain relief up to now!"