Frequently asked questions

Scoliosis FAQs

Tap a question What Is scoliosis? Scoliosis is a sideways (lateral) curve of the spine, usually developing in early adolescence. About 80% of scoliosis is idiopathic which means that the cause is unknown. 1 to 2 of every 100 people … READ MORE

AFO wear and care FAQs

Tap a question About your child’s new AFOs Your child should wear their Ankle-Foot Orthotics (AFOs) during the day with their shoes. Walking barefoot after a bath or in the evening will do no harm. Your child may feel uncomfortable … READ MORE

Why is exercise important?

It’s important to keep your joints moving and your muscles strong – if you don’t use it, you may lose it. If arthritis is causing pain, you may not want to move. But this can increase stiffness and in the long term your … READ MORE

How much exercise should I do and how often?

Little and often is generally a good approach to exercise. We should all aim to do 30 minutes of exercise that makes us a bit short of breath five times a week. It’s also recommended that we spend 30 minutes a day on our feet – … READ MORE

What sort of exercise is important?

You don’t need to join a gym or buy special equipment to exercise. The simplest exercises are often the best. You should try to do three main types of exercise: Stretching exercises help ease aches and pains and get the best … READ MORE

Pectus brace wear and care

Wearing your brace diligently is key to the success of this method of treatment. According to The Calgary Protocol, you are required to wear the brace for 23 hours per day during the correction phase until the deformity is corrected. … READ MORE

Keep moving booklet

This booklet is for people with arthritis who want to know more about how they can exercise safely. We’ll explain why exercise is helpful and important, and what types of exercise you can do. The handy poster shows you some examples … READ MORE

Work related joint disorders

A change of physical working methods can lead to you developing a joint disorder. In this booklet we’ll explain how some common problems can arise and how to recognise them. We’ll explain the possible causes of symptoms and also … READ MORE

Hip replacement surgery

If you’re thinking about having hip replacement surgery you’ll probably have lots of questions on your mind. In this booklet we’ll explain when hip replacement might be needed and what you can expect from surgery. To help you in … READ MORE

Knee pain in young adults

Patellofemoral pain syndrome. As many as 1 in 3 young adults experience knee pain at some time or other. This is commonly caused by imbalances in the muscles surrounding the knee which affect the kneecap (patella). Download PDF Visit … READ MORE

Everyday living and arthritis

You may find that arthritis makes everyday life more challenging at times. In this booklet we’ll go through each room in your home and give you tips on making changes to make life easier. We’ll advise you on what to look for when … READ MORE

Hydrotherapy and arthritis

It’s well known that swimming is a good form of exercise for people with arthritis, but you don’t have to be able to swim to enjoy the benefits of exercising in water. This booklet aims to explain how and why hydrotherapy is used … READ MORE

Physiotherapy and arthritis

Physiotherapy is an important part of treatment for most people with arthritis. It helps you to keep your joints and muscles moving and gives you the confidence to continue exercising on your own. Download PDF Visit Arthritis Research … READ MORE

Occupational therapy and arthritis

Occupational therapy can play a very important part in helping you to manage your arthritis. It’ll help you find ways of continuing with your work, household tasks, personal care and hobbies independently and without straining … READ MORE

Arthritis Research UK exercise sheets

This series on practical exercise is a tribute to Arthritis Research UK, the leading UK funder of research into the cause, treatment and cure of arthritis. The common causes of pain in different parts of the body, how … READ MORE

Wear and care instructions for your brace

Children should wear their AFOs during the day, just as they would their shoes. While walking barefoot after a bath or in the evening can do no harm, you may consider having the child wear them at night, even while sleeping, for … READ MORE

Knee replacement surgery

If you’re thinking about having knee replacement surgery you’ll probably have lots of questions. In this booklet we’ll explain when knee replacement might be needed and what you can expect from surgery. To help you in making an … READ MORE

Order Braceworks Pectus brace fit kit

Download Braceworks order forms Pectus fit kit order form, PDF Pectus brace order form, PDF Fill the PDF form in a web browser or app and return by email. Handwrite, if you prefer, and fax printed orders to 403-217-4687. Please … READ MORE
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