What are physiotherapy exercise classes?

Exercise classes at Wilston Physiotherapy & Massage have been designed to be inclusive for a variety of fitness and confidence levels. They are targeted towards the >60’s age group and are suitable for those who are very mobile to those who are very deconditioned.

Exercises included in these classes include strength training with weights when suitable, including free weights, barbell exercises and using our cable pull machine. Pilates exercises on our Pilates Reformer, Cadillac and Winda Chair. Balance exercises testing the balance of even the best of us.

Who are the exercise classes suitable for?

The exercise classes are designed to accommodate a wide range of conditions and fitness levels. We have 90 year olds lifting weights through to patients reliant on oxygen. Often patients will have been receiving treatment in the clinic for a long standing condition such as a sore lower back or an arthritic knee. By taking part in these exercise classes patients find their fitness levels increase, they become stronger around the affected joint and have better control of their pains and symptoms.

Conditions treated it the exercise class:

  • Osteoporosis/osteopenia

  • Sarcopenia

  • Chronic low back pains

  • Shoulder pains

  • Hip pains/bursitis

  • Knee and hip arthritis

  • Falls risks/ poor balance

  • Post sickness weakness

  • Post surgical strengthening

  • COPD

  • Knee pain

Every treatment comes with the risk and during a physiotherapy exercise class there can be a risk of aggravating your injury or condition. It is important to speak to your physiotherapist while exercising if something doesn’t feel right and they can modify your exercise accordingly. You may also experience DOMS or Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness after your workout, typically 24-48hrs post workout. While you may feel DOMS after a workout it is not essential or necessary to make progress. If you become quite sore after your physiotherapy exercise class, speak to your physiotherapist and they will adjust your program accordingly.

Do I need an injury or condition to book into the exercise class?

No, there is no need to have an underlying injury or condition that specifically needs to be treated. Our classes are made to test everyone, to push you a little to help your body adapt and become stronger and more resilient.

How do I book into the exercise class?

It is best to see a physiotherapist for an appointment where they can assess you in a 1:1 situation, so that they can fully understand your condition, your symptoms and your concerns so that you can get the best results you can from the class. This will help ensure your exercises will be targeted for you and you will be pushed at the right intensity.

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