Arthritis can affect people of all ages, and can cause pain and disability more commonly in people over the age of 50. More than one million adults* consult their GP each year with osteoarthritis. However, having arthritis does not mean you have to stop being active. There is plenty that can be done to help you to lead a full and active, healthy life.*
The active arthritis service at Progress, the Cambridge Centre for Health and Performance offers a holistic approach to managing your arthritis. We aim to help you to stay fit and active, maintain good quality of life, and slow the rate of progression of your condition.
The service is directed by Professor Cathy Speed, Consultant in Rheumatology, Sport & Exercise Medicine. She leads the Progress Active Arthritis team of professionals who work together to deliver a customised programme of care to suit your needs. The team includes physiotherapists, dieticians, trainers, a biomechanist/podiatrist, and others. We all work together to ensure you understand your condition, how to manage it and provide you with best proactive care and support, both in the short and long term.
You can self-refer to the service, or ask your GP to refer you. If you have health insurance you will need a GP referral.