Our Services Therapies Group physiotherapy Great for flexibility and mobility issues People living with neurological conditions face daily challenges related to movement and activities, and can experience gradual deterioration of their condition over a period of time alongside a variety of symptoms including muscle weakness and stiffness, fatigue, balance issues and immobility. Our Physiotherapists have devised programmes to combat these problems and their sessions take place in a dedicated and well-equipped suite. Our Physiotherapists will evaluate your body’s ability to move and function with particular emphasis on walking, strength, balance, posture, fatigue and pain. Techniques used include stretching, range-of-motion and strengthening exercises, and training in the use of appropriate aids and other assistive devices. The goal is to achieve and maintain optimal function and prevent de-conditioning, muscle weakness from lack of mobility, and muscle contractures. Everyone has a personal physio assessment on their first visit to the Centre and a programme is carefully developed with you, which takes into account your personal preferences, and outlines the benefits. There is the opportunity to get involved in pilates based group exercise classes, which concentrate on each area of the body in turn, to promote mobility and muscle strength, with emphasis being placed on muscles that help control balance and therefore boost confidence in transfers and movement. Each person can participate in as much or as little as can be managed at first. Our aim is to deliver the right amount of exercise to benefit each individual. We offer a range of classes which include seated exercise classes, standing balance classes and mat based Pilates. These are led by our therapies team, Alistair, Gene and Santi. If you have particular needs our Physios can work with you on an individual basis using a range of equipment including Swiss balls, tilt table, Balance Trainer, Thera bike, pilates ball, Wii fit, VibroGym to achieve your personal goals, and have fun in the process. Our services are offered free of charge, but donations are encouraged to support our work. Donations can be made at the Centre, or through our website. If you are a tax payer, please also consider signing-up for Gift-Aid, as this can add an extra 25p to every pound of your donation. In-Centre classes Monday 10.30am Seated 12noon Pilates Tuesday 3.30pm Standing/Balance Wednesday 12noon Pilates 3pm Seated Thursday 11am Seated 1pm Standing/Balance 2pm Boxing Virtual classes Monday 11am Back on Your Feet 1pm Seated Gym Tuesday 9.30am Boxing 11.30am Pilates Wednesday 10.30am Seated 1pm Seated Thursday 10.30am Boxing 2pm Pilates Friday 11am Strength & Balance 12.30pm High Intensity Interval For more information contact [email protected] or call 01244 678619.