“When I spoke to the specialists at Good Hope Hospital, they were really happy with my progress and were keen for me to continue with the programme.”

Mark engaged with the Fit for Work BRIDGES programme following previously failed treatment interventions. As Mark suffers with Lower Back Pain and Shoulder pain, he was willing to try an alternative treatment option.

Mark regularly attends a hydrotherapy session at Bloxwich Active Living Centre and since January, he has noticed evident improvements in his range of motion, pain tolerance and his confidence. He has improved his functional ability and is now able to perform activities of daily living with ease. He is now more confident in returning to work and has recently been referred to WHG, where he is actively looking for work and completing his CSCS qualification.

In addition, Mark also receives support from Diane, our Healthy Lifestyle Officer. Diane has assisted and educated Mark in relation to his nutritional patterns. Mark is now more knowledgeable in relation to his diet and again, since this intervention has made vast improvements. Mark’s overall body weight, BMI and body fat % has all decreased, whilst his muscle mass % and hydration has improved.

Mark feels that through the BRIDGES Project, he is making positive lifestyle changes and he is now more confident about the future.