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CHAIN (Cycling Against Hip Pain) is a pioneering programme that aims to reduce hip pain and the consequential need for surgery, via a structured physical activity regime. Originally conceived by Professor Robert Middleton at Bournemouth University’s Orthopaedic Research Institute (ORI), the programme proved highly successful in trials by reducing symptoms such as pain and stiffness.

Following this initial success, the Royal Bournemouth & Christchurch Hospital wanted to rollout CHAIN across a much wider audience of patients in order to improve more patient outcomes.

ActiPath provided their proven platform as a means to quickly and easily define activity pathways and manage CHAIN participants through them. Integrated assessments were used to capture data along the way and provide formal outcome analysis. Participants also received tailored instructions, tips and hints throughout the programme to help increase participation and maximise the programme benefits.