Friday 20 April 2018

Arthritis Ireland hosting meeting

Arthritis Ireland Louth Branch will hoist an information evening on Thursday the 20th of April at 7.30 pm in the Westcourt Hotel, West St. Drogheda. Managing Persistent Pain is the theme of the evening with John Lindsay CEO of Chronic Pain Ireland talking about the Self Management Techniques that are effective in the management of pain.

John will discuss the importance of Goal Setting, Pacing Activities, Diet, and Exercise, in the management of pain. John will also discuss how improving sleep, reducing stress, distraction, and maintaining relationships are key elements to taking control of your pain.

John explains that adherence to medications and keeping a journal is very important in managing pain. Following this Deirdre Allen Senior Occupational Therapist with the HSE will give a talk about ways / gadgets that help in the managing of pain.

On the evening branch members will be on hand to let you know about the activities that are currently being run in the area for those who have Arthritis. The evening is free of charge and all are welcome. More information from Arthritis Ireland Louth Branch, Eric 086 8311882 or Marie 087 6336580.

Drogheda Independent