Further information


Telephone or visit the web sites to find a therapist in your area.


The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP)

14 Bedford Row

London WC1R 4ED

Telephone: 020 7306 6666

Website: www.csp.org.uk


Occupational Therapy:

Royal College of Occupational Therapists

106-114 Borough High Street


London SE1 1LB.

Telephone: 020 7357 6480 Website: www.rcot.co.uk



The Institute of Chiropodists and Podiatrists

150, Lord Street,


Merseyside PR9 0NP

Telephone: 01704 546141

Website: www.iocp.org.uk


The College of Podiatry

2nd Floor,

Quartz House,

207 Providence Square,

Mill Street,

London SE1 2EW

Telephone: 020 7234 8620

Website: www.scpod.org



Telephone or visit the web sites to find a therapist in your area.


The British Chiropractic Association (BCA)

59 Castle Street

Reading Berkshire


0118 950 5950



The General Chiropractic Council (GCC)

Park House,

189 Kennington Park Road,

London SE11 4BU

020 7713 5155




Alliance of Registered Homeopaths (ARH )

Millbrook Hill Nutley

East Sussex

TN22 3PJ

01825 714506




The Society of Homeopaths (SH)

11 Brookfield

Duncan Close Moulton Park Northampton






General Osteopathic Council (GOsC)

176 Tower Bridge Rd



020 73576655



Alexander Technique

Alexander Technique

Grove Business Centre,

Unit W48

560 – 568 High Road,


N17 9TA




Useful organisations

Age UK

Age UK works nationally and locally to support all people over 50 in the UK. At a national level Age UK runs a free information line 365 days a year from 8am to 7pm, has written information on numerous topics such as health care, housing, benefits, and helps support local branches of Age UK. Most of Age UK’s work is done locally. You can find your local branch by visiting Age UK’s website, looking in your telephone directory, or contacting the helpline. Local branches offer a wide range of services including opportunities for staying active.

Age UK England

Tavis House

1 – 6 Tavistock Square


Free helpline: 0800 169 6565

Website: www.ageuk.org.uk

email: contact@ageuk.org.uk


Nordic Walking UK

There is a national group called Nordic Walking UK that trains instructors to run classes; the trained instructors run classes across the UK. Nordic walking poles cost upward of £50 (though they can be hired), and there is a charge for the classes and organised walks. The Nordic Walking website gives details about classes, as well as links to shops which not only sell the poles but also offer taster sessions.

Exercise Anywhere Ltd.

Head Office,

French Grass Works,

Kingston Road,

Worth Matravers,


BH19 3JP

Telephone: 01392 956856

Website: www.nordicwalking.co.uk


Self Management UK

Self Management UK is a leading charity in self-management support for people living with long-term health conditions. They work with people with long-term conditions, carers, healthcare professionals, clinicians and commissioners. They create sustainable communities where people have the skills and confidence to live better lives.

Freephone 0800 988 5560 or if dialling from a mobile use 03333 445 840. hello@selfmanagementuk.org 1A Trident Business Park, Daten Avenue, Warrington, WA3 6AX



University of the Third Age (U3A)

U3As are a national network of groups who are members of the Third Age Trust. The purpose of the Trust is to give opportunities for sharing learning, not for qualifications but for fun, for older people who are no longer in full time work. (Don’t be put off by the word university – it simply means ‘a bringing together of people’ rather than an institute of higher education.) You can find your nearest U3A group by visiting the U3A website or contacting the Third Age Trust.

U3A National Office,

52, Lant Street,


Telephone: 020 8466 6139

(Phone Lines Open: Mon & Fri 9.30am to 1.30pm,

Tues to Thurs 9.30am to 5pm)

Website: www.u3a.org.uk


Walking for Health (WFH)

Walking for Health is an initiative of Natural England and aims to get more people walking in their own communities, particularly those who take little exercise or who live in areas of poor health. There are 500 walking schemes across England. Trained volunteers lead the walks. To find out about walks in your area visit the website or phone the WHI team.

Telephone: 0300 060 2287

Website: www.walkingforhealth.org.uk


Versus Arthritis

Arthritis Care and Arthritis Research UK joined forces to create Versus Arthritis in 2018. They work alongside volunteers, healthcare professionals, researchers and friends to do everything they can to ‘push back’ against arthritis. They work together to develop breakthrough treatments, campaign for arthritis to be seen as a priority and provide support.

Versus Arthritis Copeman House, St Mary’s Court St Mary’s Gate Chesterfield S41 7TD

Phone: 0300 790 0400

Email: enquiries@versusarthritis.org

Website: www.versusarthritis.org


Disabled Living Foundation

A national charity providing impartial advice, information and training on equipment for independent living since 1969. It is a founder member of the Information Standard, a certification scheme for health and social care information.

Disabled Living Foundation, Unit 1, 34 Chatfield Road, Wandsworth, London SW11 3SE

Email: info@dlf.org.uk Tel: 020 7289 6111, 9am – 5pm, Mon-Fri

Website: www.dlf.org.uk