At focus on physio we have a wide range of Wellness programs. We are all passionate about helping our community to have optimal physical health despite suffering with illnesses or recovering after surgery. There is always something you can do and it is natural that you may be unsure of where to begin. Physiotherapy plays a vital role in structuring programs that are safe, individualised or respect a patient’s condition. Regular physical activity is important, particularly if you are overweight, suffer with diabetes, have arthritis, have osteoporosis or are unbalanced and tripping over.
Our over 50’s classes such as Pilates, Aquatic Physiotherapy and Falls Prevention are able to target high quality rehabilitation in a group environment. These classes are structured for measurable results, but at the same time are fun and help patients to expand quality of life.
Our Aquatic Physiotherapy programs are either designed for the individual or a class environment. Our indoor pool is heated to 34°, has rails and a hoist for patients who cannot manage stairs. Hydrotherapy enables ease of movement as joints are unloaded. However, water is heavy so muscles are strengthened. Our programs include light cardiovascular work which is ideal for patients with arthritic joints or who may be overweight.
Our Falls Prevention Program is a fun land based class combining strength, flexibility and stamina with a large focus on balance, reaction times and co-ordination. We take our balance for granted. We are tall and narrow and balance over a small base of support. We need strength to stay upright, but we also need with age, balance reactions and co-ordination to prevent tripping and falling. Education around getting up off the floor, prevention in the home environment and home exercises are also included by our physiotherapy team. Often, it is other family members who notice that a family member is unsteady and loosing confidence when walking or getting out of a chair. Performance can alter and reducing the risk of falls reduces the risk of bone fractures with age.
Remedial Equipment Pilates is a great way for clients to enjoy working on breath control, flexibility, good posture, stamina, balance and co-ordination and strength. Our classes are small and programs are designed for the individual, young mothers, workers and the over 50’s. Pelvic floor exercises are included.
Pilates Mat classes are a great workout for those clocking off from work who want a general workout for flexibility, strengthening the core, increasing flexibility, stamina and strength.
Parkinson’s Disease Champions Program is a new program here at focus on physio. There is a growing body of evidence that the right kind of exercise helps to rewire the brain (neuroplasticity) and it may ultimately slow down the symptom progression in Parkinson’s disease. Look out for our introductory offer for this program.
Be sure to ask about our New Year Exercise Class Special Offer during January and be ready to kick start 2018 with regular physical activity.
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