We offer a wide range of services including knee rehabilitation classes, circuit training classes, Watt Bike classes, spinal clinic classes, Pilates, etc.
Dance for Health
(led by Debbie Watkins-Jones)
Outline of Class:
Debbie Watkins Jones’ trained professionally in both ballet and contemporary dance techniques. She has been teaching all ages both vocationally and in the community for many years. She runs highly regarded weekly classes in the area and is director of DWJones Dance, an adult contemporary dance company.
(led by Josh Todd)
Outline of Class:
The main aim of the spinal rehabilitation programme is to return participants to their normal daily activities and sport. This will be achieved by allowing the participant to obtain optimum function and movement of their body, more specifically from the neck, back and pelvic regions.
The programme will be structured around slow controlled exercise with a strong emphasis on technique. From this, spinal flexibility, strength and balance will naturally develop.
One class each week for a period of six weeks, along with a physiotherapy/sports therapy or osteopath session. There will be a maximum of 8 people participating per class.
To book onto a class or for more information, please contact Josh Todd on 07880 771979 or 01473 622698
(led by Mary George & Stephanie Garnham)
Outline of Class:
The aim of Pilates is to improve core stability and flexibility. Sessions are designed to be safe and effective consisting of a warm-up, exercises to improve core strength, joint flexibility and postural control and will end with a cool down.
Pilates classes at Sportsmed East are run by two qualified Physiotherapists: Mary George and Stephanie Garnham
There are 5 key elements to Clinical Pilates:
All exercises will commence at a low level and will be progressed appropriately according to participants’ fitness levels. Sessions may be stopped/modified if they appear to be causing excessive fatigue or strain.
Information for Women Only: Pilates is not advised between weeks 8 and 14 of pregnancy. It is also not recommended until 6 weeks postnatally.
Information for all: Pilates involves the physiotherapy instructors giving hands-on correction of postures
If you are interested in attending Pilates, please contact the clinic for further information: 01473 662698
or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Knee Rehabilitation Class
(led by Beth Catchpole BSc (Hons) Sports Rehab Therapist)
Outline of Class:
The aim of these classes is to assist individuals to regain full function and confidence of their knee and aid return to their preferred activity, sport or daily task.
Each individual’s objectives will differ; whether you are a long distance runner, play football or are just going about a daily routine. Once full strength and control of the knee has been achieved the individual will be referred back to their therapist for a final review prior to being discharged.
Warm up – 10 minutes of cardiovascular endurance
Main session – 15 minutes of circuit training around 8 circuit stations
Cool down – 5 minutes of static/dynamic stretching
The initial class will last 45 minutes with subsequent classes lasting 30 minutes.
Classes will involve a form of circuit training consisting of 8 stations each with different exercises to complete. Each exercise station will last for 1 minute with 30 seconds rest period between each station. The circuit will be completed once.
Individual Exercise Components:
Cardiovascular Endurance: This type of exercise will be used within the warm-up session at the start of each class allowing the body to become warm and to prevent further injury. Individuals will have a different fitness level due to their own personal circumstances and will work at their own pace in order to complete each exercise successfully.
Muscular Strength: The principle aim in muscle strength exercises is to allow both knees to be fully supported in functional movement. This will be achieved by building upon existing strength. This type of exercise will include free weights, gym machine and body weighted exercises.
Proprioception/Balance: These exercises will include balancing on one leg, hopping side-to-side, hurdle jumps and wobble board exercises. Each exercise will be progressed or even regressed depending on the individual’s ability and sporting requirement. In this case, it may even be simply closing both eyes or throwing a ball while standing on one leg.
Power, Speed and Agility: These elements are used within sporting activity and daily living. This will be achieved by directional, explosive and jumping type exercises.
Flexibility: This section will be based within the cool down session with flexibility being the key element to prevent muscle soreness and loss of mobility during the days following the exercise class. Flexibility techniques will be performed by either static or dynamic stretching. Some techniques may require a partner in order to achieve a maximal stretch. These stretches will usually last between 8-10 seconds and repeated up to 5 times per stretch.
For more information or to book a place place call Beth on 07534 400775 or the Clinic on 01473 622698
We are currently updating this page and will add further details of all classes in due course.
In the meantime, if you would like further information of what we offer, please call the clinic on 01473 622698 / 612487.
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