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Supervised Group Exercise Classes

Research indicates that class environment rehabilitation significantly aids a patient's recovery.

Should your physiotherapist deem it suitable you could be referred to any of the classes listed below for on-going rehabilitation:

  1. Knee and Ankle Class.
  2. Shoulder Rehabilitation Class.
  3. Back to Fitness Class.
  4. Osteoarthritis Knee Class.

1. Knee and Ankle Rehabilitation Class.

Our highly experienced qualified physiotherapists have in-depth knowledge regarding lower limb function and exercises program design.

This class offers advanced rehabilitation/exercise therapy to patients who have had their symptoms for up to 3 months and are recovering from either a surgical procedures or sports injuries.   Typical patients who attend the class want to restore function to their limb thus allowing them to return to a sporting activity or physically demanding job.

Times of class: 

Monday

13:30-14:30

14:30-15:30

15:30-16:30

Thursday

13:30-14:30

14:30-15:30

15:30-16:30


 Location:

Gymnasium 1, Rehabilitation Department (Hillborough Building) Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

 

2. Shoulder Rehabilitation Class.

Our highly experienced qualified physiotherapists have in-depth knowledge regarding upper limb function and exercises program design.

This class offers rehabilitation/exercise therapy to patients who maybe recovering from a surgical procedure, shoulder dislocations, fractures, tendon tears or simple age related joint changes.   Typical patients who attend the class aim to restore function to their limb and hopefully improve their quality of life.  This is measured through a variety of different outcome measure so our physiotherapists can help you to achieve your goals.

Times of class: 

Monday

16:30-17:30

Wednesday

16:30-17:30


Location:

Gymnasium 1, Rehabilitation Department (Hillborough Building) Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

 

3. Back to Fitness Rehabilitation Class.

The class generally starts with a brief advice session which includes topics such as:

  • Spine anatomy
  • Daily activities and back pain
  • Pain and emotions
  • Benefits of exercise
  • Continuing to exercise
  • Posture
  • Flare-ups and coping strategies

The majority of the class is dedicated to exercise set to your own individual pace.  These exercises aim to strengthen and stretch all main muscles groups, improve posture, increase function and improve your general fitness levels.

To gain the most from the programme you will be asked to complete all 8 sessions within a 4 week timeframe.  Due to the high demand on the service it may not be possible to make up missed sessions.

Patients who have had an episode of lower back pain, regardless of duration may find this class beneficial.

Times of class: 

Tuesday

15:15-16:30

Friday

15:15-16:30


Location:

Gymnasium 1, Rehabilitation Department (Hillborough Building) Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. 

 

4. Osteoarthritis (OA) Knee Exercise Class.NICE

The National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence (2014) states that exercise has good evidence for effectiveness and should be considered one of the 'core' treatments in the knee osteoarthritis population.

This class offers rehabilitation/exercise therapy to patients who have been diagnosed with simple age related joint changes.   Typically patients who attend the class aim to restore function to their limb and hopefully improve their quality of life.  This is measured through a variety of different outcome measures.

Patients who attend the class will complete 4 one hour sessions over a 4 week block period and due to high demand if you miss an appointment you may not be able to complete additional sessions.  The OA knee class structure involves gentle stretches, a main circuit training component and cool down afterwards and is restricted to the maximum of 8 patients per session.

Time of class:

Thursday

10:00 - 11:00

 

Location:

Gymnasium 1, Rehabilitation Department (Hillborough Building) Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

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