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Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
OxPARC

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Physical education

We recommend as much participation in sports activity as possible, for both social and physical reasons:

  • Most activities improve strength and stamina and do not harm the joints, but day to day variation in stiffness and pain may prevent full participation
  • High impact sports may not be appropriate when the disease is active
  • Swimming is especially recommended
  • Inclusion as a referee, or in some other way, avoids exclusion from team events
  • Extra time may be needed for undressing and dressing

Our physiotherapists are happy to advise on the form and level of activity.