Resources, Exercises and Activities

Below are some links which we have put together for you which we hope you will find helpful for adults, children and young people.

Covid-19 Information

NHS LibraryCoronavirus resources for children and young people, and older people. Information provided in accessible formats

Axel Scheffler - Books for older children

Emerging Minds - For children and young people with worries and anxieties

COVID-19 Resources for Children, Young People and Families Contains a variety of resources to aid understanding and  support  for children and young people during the coronavirus outbreak

Video to explain social distancing to children A video, aimed at children and young people, explaining the importance of social distancing.

Keeping Your Kids Safe During The Coronavirus Outbreak An informative video, aimed at parents advising ways of keeping their children safe during the coronavirus pandemic. 

Covid-19 resources for parents and carers - produced by Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health


If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us directly via our email ekh-tr.PaedMSK@nhs.net

General Health Resources

General information on Children’s Health A Parents website giving advice on children’s health, behaviour and growth.

Six week postnatal check during Covid 19 Advice from Health Visitors and Paediatricians for parents about the six-week postnatal check during Covid-19.

Routine screening reviews at 6-8 weeks during COVID-19  Tips for parents about physical examination of a baby 6-8 weeks postnatal produced by Institute of Health Visiting. 

British Society of Children’s Orthopaedic Surgeon. Resources on the Covid-19 Pandemic from the British Society of Children’s Orthopaedic Surgeons.

General Exercise Resources

NHS UK Fitness Guides Physical Activity recommendations and guides for different child age groups from the NHS UK.

The Body Coach Joe Wicks Body Coach YouTube channel featuring a variety of workouts for family, children and young people. 

Under 5’s NHS UK physical activity guidelines for children under 5 years. 

Five to Eighteen Years NHS UK physical activity guidelines for 5-18 year old. 

Cosmic YogaThese YouTube videos offer loads of different options. Shorter sessions for younger children to longer sessions for older children

YMCA Health and Fitness videos Youth, children and young people, health fitness and activity videos. 

Yoga YouTube channel releasing daily yoga workouts for families, children and young people. 

Couch to 5k Couch to 5k programme. Links include: watching a video or listening via podcast. 

Imove – General home activities and mental health support

Pilates for Beginners

Low-Mid Level Exercises

Low Level: Seated Exercises

Area/Diagnosis Specific Advice

Lower limb Exercises 

Knee Pain Advice Leaflet Knee Pain information leaflet from the Paediatric Orthopaedic Service. 

Lower leg strengthening/Balance Exercises – Older Child/Young Adult Physiotherapy Exercise programme aimed at lower leg strengthening and balancing exercises for older children and young adults. 

Lower limb stretches Physiotherapy exercise programme aimed at lower limb stretches for children and young people 

Lower limb exercises - videos  videos produced by Royal Free London NHS Trust 

Toe walking information leaflet Information sheet from the Cambridgeshire NHS trust on toe walking, what it is and how it can be treated. 

Finding Your Baseline - Hypermobility Exercises YouTube video showing hypermobility exercises. It also gives advice on identifying individual baselines for activity to reduce flare ups and progress. 

Symptomatic Hypermobility 


Tickle and move - For infants before casting A video demonstrating different ways of encouraging your baby to move their feet during a temporary break in casting treatment, or before treatment starts.

Movements to keep the foot mobile - For infants following casting A video demonstrating simple movements you can do for your baby's foot to keep it mobile if casts have been removed during casting phase.

Back Pain: 

Pilates Physiotherapist Pilates workout for teenagers with lower back pain. 

Pilates for Pain Management - A 15 minute video to do at home  Pilates video aimed at managing pain. 

Balance and Co-ordination – Primary School age  Fizzy and Clever Hands – Developed by the Community Trust. This link takes you to different information leaflets, games and activities focusing on balance and coordination for primary school aged children. 

Spinal exercises - videos videos produced by Royal Free London NHS Trust 

Persistent Pain:

Management of Persistent Pain (Pacing) Tool kit and information on pacing for children managing persistent pain 

Pain Bytes Pain Network Website giving information and advice on chronic pain in leaflet and video format. 

Moodspark- A place where young people aged 10-16 can learn how to look after their emotional and mental health and find ways to help them bounce back when life gets tough.

Chartered Society of Physiotherapy and managing pain


Live Well With Pain

Understanding Pain


The Kent Resilience Hub - Resources to support 10-16 year old to cope better with the pressure of everyday life. 

Peace Out Guided Relaxation for Kids | 1. Balloon 

Women's Health

Advice and Exercise after Pregnancy

Fit following Gynaecological Surgery

Fit for Birth, Exercises and Advice

Fit for the Future, Exercise and Advice Following Pregnancy

Maternity Booklet

Pelvic Girdle pain and other common conditions in pregnancy

Pilates in Women's Health Physiotherapy

Pregnancy-related Pelvic Girdle Pain Patient Information Pack

Promoting Continence with Physiotherapy

The Mitchell Method of Physiological Examination

The Pelvic Floor Exercises - A Guide for Women

Arthritis Resources

Versus Arthritis

Spinal/Back Resources

Pilates for Beginners


Pain Toolkit

'Body in mind the role of the brain in chronic pain'

Understanding Pain in 5 Minutes

Shoulder Therapy

Subacromial shoulder pain - exercise and information

Shoulder Doc rehab protocols

Post Intensive Care Rehabilitation Advice

Critical Care Unit Rehabilitation Programme


Rheumatoid Arthritis:



NRAS exercise during lockdown




Coronavirus and Myositis

Myositis exercise videos

Bridges Self Management 

Spondyloarthrits / Ankylosing Spondylitis:

NHS Ankylosing Spondylitis


NASS Back to Action

Polymyalgia rheumatica - upper limb/lower limb general strengthening if there isn't anything specific:



Polymyalgia Rheumatica

Coping with Polymyalgia Rheumatica

Arthritis - Polymyalgia Rheumatica

Hypermobility / Ehlers Danlos Syndrome:



Living with Hypermobility Syndrome

NHS Ehlers Danlos Syndromes

Ehlers Danlos

Hypermobility Exercises