Osteoporosis Podcasts now available - Bath Institute for Rheumatic Diseases

Osteoporosis Podcasts now available

11 August 2020

BIRD are delighted to publish our latest series of podcasts for Osteoporosis.

Podcast 1 Overview and medications with Dr Sarah Hardcastle

Mel Brooke, Patient and Public Engagement Programme Director (BIRD) asks Dr Sarah Hardcastle, Consultant Rheumatologist at the RNHRD (Bath) to tell us what is known about osteoporosis, how it is assessed and to talk about fractures, falls and other risks.  We also discuss what treatments exist and the lifestyle factors that can influence the condition.

Podcast 2 Osteoporosis:  Referral Pathways with Jackie Webb

Mel Brooke, Patient and Public Engagement Programme Director (BIRD) talks to Jackie Webb who is a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Osteoporosis at the RUH, Bath.  Jackie walks us through the various ways someone can be referred to an Osteoporosis clinic and what you can expect at a visit. 

Podcast 3 Osteoporosis: Exercise and Staying Active with Sarah Legg

Mel Brooke and Sarah Legg, Senior Physiotherapist Rheumatology at the  Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases (Bath) talk about exercises such as strength training and balance, falls risks and what to avoid if you have had a vertebral fracture, and tips for staying active with Osteoporosis.

Podcast 4 Osteoporosis: Patient Experience Chat with Gill & Mel

In this episode of our podcast series relating to Osteoporosis, Mel Brooke, Patient and Public Engagement Programme Director (BIRD) talks to Gill about her experience of having the condition, what led to her diagnosis and the kinds of treatments she has had prescribed.  Gill, who is also an ex-Nurse, has an interesting journey that is not typical and just goes to show that OP can be quite invisible for some people. 

Please note: All content for BIRDs PPE podcasts are created for information purposes only and not intended to be a substitute for individual medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or health provider with any questions you may have about your medical condition. Reliance on any information provided by BIRD or any of the expert podcast guests is solely at your own risk.

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 The Patient and Public Engagement Programme is supported by a hands-off sponsorship from Eli Lilly and Company Limited who have no involvement in the development or running of the programme. We are also grant supported by Healthwatch B&NES.