Health promotion within Leg Clubs has specifically drawn from the discipline of Health Psychology to promote health education through psychology, biology, sociology, social interaction and high standards of professional communication all necessary and important components of effective The psychosocial Lindsay Leg Club® model of care has been in operation since 1995 and was specifically designed to provide a social model of care for people suffering from or at risk of leg ulceration. Leg Clubs are partnerships between nurses, volunteers, members (the people attending for leg ulcer treatment or prevention) and committed healthcare companies. This is demonstrated with a video filmed within Nailsea Leg Club. The objective being to reframe possible negative behaviours to positive wellness actions.
Adults should do some type of physical activity every day. Any type of activity is good for you and the more you do the better. Plan your exercise to your own level of ability and mobility; chair based exercise also will help maintain leg muscle strength and circulation, which is important for venous return and prevention of leg ulcers. Do you need guidance and support with exercise or enjoy taking part in a group class? We have the answer! Join in with Mr Motivator who is providing fun exercise classes for the Leg Club – don’t miss out! Just visit our website for links to live sessions.
There are some debilitating conditions that cause progressive muscular weakness of the lower limbs, for example diabetes. Diabetes is a lifelong condition which can cause problems result
The charity exists to promote, support and help Leg Clubs run effectively while ensuring they meet the high standards set out for all Leg Clubs
"I had no idea what to expect, but a friendly welcome awaited me. Members can chat together, share experiences and encourage each other. For some it is their one outing of the week. My legs are not in need of treatment at the moment, but I still visit the Club for a cup of tea and a chat with new friends."
Leg ulcers can be unsightly and individuals living with a heavily exuding wound often experience chronic pain, poor quality of life. This is an extremely moving interview with former MP Ann Clwyd (1984-2019) as she describes her personal journey, experience and reality of living with a leg ulcer. In this interview Ann alludes to the importance of seeking advice, the need to improve knowledge and clinical education and raising government and public awareness.