Of the many presentations across the clinical spectrum of chronic venous disease, venous leg ulceration can be considered amongst the most important hence, education to non-health care professionals on the importance of vein awareness is paramount. Expansion of public health promotion now includes raising awareness of preventative management of all aspects of lower limb related problems to the general public. In this video Ellie Lindsay provides an easy to follow overview, tips and the importance of 'Getting to know your legs' raising the public’s awareness of the importance of looking after their legs.
The Leg Club and vWIN Vein Week has been supported by Emma Hardy MP, Chair, The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Vascular and Venous Disease.
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.
Prevention is about helping people stay healthy, happy and independent for as long as possible. This means providing people with the knowledge, skills and confidence, meeting the public’s expectation and need for preventative health promotion and education. This short video provides 4 informative simple Tips on Varicose Veins, compression hosiery and surgical treatment.
Prevention is about helping people stay healthy, happy and independent for as long as possible. This means providing people with the knowledge, skills and confidence, and the public’s expectation and need for preventative health promotion and education. Effective communication is key in promoting health education. In this video Mr Lulka Biasi PhD, Consultant Vascular Surgeon provides an informative in-depth overview of venous disease and the importance of early referral, diagnosis and treatment.
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.