OA Classes for Hip and Knee.
New classes run by Physiotherapists Katherine Pierce and Cate Broderick are starting on Thursdays in February 2017. Ring now to book your spot – (03) 5950050.
These classes combine strengthening – especially quadriceps, gluts and core, plus education. Each class runs for one hour and there is a total of ten classes over ten weeks. An assessment is completed prior to the classes commencing and following the course. We will also keep in contact over a 2 year period to monitor progress.
External speakers include Podiatrist (Pippa Pettigrew), Dietician (Gemma Lilly), Surgeons (David Whitehead and Simon Crampton), Green prescription and Pharmacist(Katrina Azer).
The classes are held are Longhurst Health, Halswell and equipment includes swiss balls, weights, exercycles, mirrors, and belts.
Research is clear on the benefit of exercise on osteo-arthritis. Exercise will reduce pain and increase function.
Recent participants have commented
Initial retesting of the first 2 groups showed a substantial improvement in their ability to stand on one leg, this is very significant as balance is critical in fall prevention.
Participants in these groups are being followed up for 2 years.
Ring now as spaces only limited to 10 per class.