Putting St Michael’s on the map

A year-long exercise challenge taking patients on a virtual tour of Britain has been successfully completed.

Our Physiotherapy team devised the virtual Tour of Britain which allowed patients to take it in turns using exercise bikes or treadmills to help complete a 7,723-mile journey around the British Isles – without leaving St Michael’s.

Starting and ending in the Cornish town of St Ives – a favourite place for one of those taking part – the journey lasted throughout 2019, ending just before New Year’s Eve.

Rose Livesey (pictured second left) said: ‘I’ve really enjoyed taking part. You really feel as though you are contributing to a worthwhile cause.’

The exercise has helped improve the cardiovascular system and strengthened legs and arms.