How does a ‘heart patient’ build a sports club? Patient empowerment for health. #378


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Farooq Mohammed was a football fan who discovered that he has heart disease. In this BJSM podcast, we focus on the patient voice and hear from Farooq who shares his own lived experience with the disease and, importantly, how football became part of his rehabilitation. Farooq shows that by empowering patients to take control of their own health, rehabilitation can become a fun activity, not a boring ‘must do’ where the individual is counting down the minutes until it’s over. If you want to learn more about the “friendly group of ‘Heart Patients’ from #EastLondon” who make up Two Touch Athletic Football Club, connect with them on Twitter (@TwoTouchAFC) or Linked In (TwoTouchAthleticAFC). The conference that Farooq refers to was the 2019 Football is Medicine conference, University of Southern Denmark, Odense. It was led by Professor Peter Krustrup: You can find another BJSM patient podcast here: Christina Le shares her lived experience of suffering an ACL injury in 2017.

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