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Active for Health - How it works

Active for Health - How it works

The Rotherham "Active for Health" Research Project aims to increase the physical activity of patients’ with long term conditions. It is evidence based, driven by local need and incorporates best practice.

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Active for health - be active to stay healthy

How it works - our 3 step programme

All programmes follow the same 3-step process from rehabilitation, moving on and keeping active. Initial referrals to Step 2 are from rehabilitation services or a GP/Health professional.

Step 1

Step 1 - Rehabilitation

Lead exercise professionals will work directly with patients to motivate referrals to Step 2.

Step 2

Step 2 - Moving on

Programme of exercise, tailored to the patient's condition. Group sessions delivered by specialist exercise professionals with individualised programmes to improve patients recovery.

Step 3

Step 3 - Keeping active

Patients are offered the opportunity to continue being active. These sessions will be suitable to their condition/abilities and aimed at continuing recovery.

The programme offers people with a long term condition the opportunity to participate in physical activity and have access to a trained exercise specialist.


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Rotherham MBC
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Sheffield Hallam University