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Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
OxPARC

AlertCoronavirus / COVID-19

If you have a new continuous cough, a high temperature, or a loss or change to your sense of taste or smell, do not come to our hospitals. Follow the national advice.

Please find information on our services and visiting restrictions in our COVID-19 section.

Patients and visitors must wear a face covering in our hospitals.

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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.