Exercise Therapy at Graceville Physiotherapy
Our team here at Graceville Physiotherapy believe that just about any ailment or problem requires at least one exercise.
Exercise therapy will assist you to recover quickly and help you to stay on track. When recovering from injury it is important to prevent further injury, and exercises will ensure this does not occur. Here are some examples of how exercises can be of benefit.
Our clinical exercise team works in a safe environment. Classes are small so we can give 1 on 1 attention. There is always a physiotherapist assessment first in order for us to structure the classes around the individuals involved. Exercises can be modified for most injuries/weaknesses.
Bronchitis – Breathing exercises can help to expand the lungs as well as help to clean them of secretions.
Muscle Strains – Gentle stretching exercises can help to lengthen the muscles to ensure the muscle heals in a flexible position.
Acute Lower Back Pain – Very gentle movement exercises can help to avoid getting stiff during the early recovery phase.
Chronic Lower Back Pain – Gentle clinical exercises under the guidance of a physiotherapist enables you to handle day to day activities without pain.
Work Injuries – An exercise program will help you to get back to work sooner and help you to work in a safe capacity.
Here are the classes that we offer in 2020:
Please note that all classes require a physiotherapy assessment prior to joining unless you are currently seeing one of our physiotherapists for treatment or have seen us in the last 12 months.
All classes are held at our Graceville Physio clinic, except for our Actively Ageing Class which is currently held at the Sherwood Neighbourhood Centre.
See below for a description of each class.
Clinical Physiotherapy led Pilates
Actively Ageing Classes
Balance and Strength Classes
Ante-Natal Clinical Pilates
Fridays at 12 noon
Pregnancy clinical exercise is an excellent way to stabilise your core muscles and ensure optimal function of your pelvic floor. These classes also target your postural muscles around the lower back and pelvis which help you carry the extra weight during your pregnancy and ease pain in the lower back and pelvic areas. They will also enable you to control excess weight gain while you are expecting and it’ll mean a faster recovery following the birth of your child.
In these classes, you’ll experience a combination of:
- core stability exercises
- pelvic floor strengthening
- safe stretches and
- mobility exercises suitable for all stages of pregnancy