Specialist Physical Activity Team – Exercise on Referral – Live Well Centre

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Specialist Physical Activity Team - Exercise on Referral

The Exercise Referral Programme, delivered by the SPA Team – 12 weeks to a healthier, happier you!

The Specialist Physical Activity Team is made up of 9 dedicated staff members who will be on hand to support you in planning your physical activity journey and provide you with the tools needed to facilitate long term behavioural changes which will have a positive impact on both your physical and mental well-being.

Following receipt of your referral from your GP or other Health Professional, one of the team will contact you and help start your journey.  They will be on hand throughout your twelve week placement and once you have discussed your needs you will be placed in one of the following stages and a bespoke, tailored programme will be created for you.

Active Stage – suitable for anybody who is identified as ‘At risk’ of health issues and would benefit from increased physical activity

Functional Stage – to reduce the impact of underlying health issues

Maintenance Stage – long term condition management.  (MS, Parkinson’s, Stroke)

As well as having a named practitioner to support you from day one you will have the option to access a range of activities and the benefits of each choice will be fully explained to you.

  • Aquarobics
  • Tai Chi for Rehab
  • Gym sessions
  • Chair-based sessions
  • Well-being session for clients with mental health issues
  • Stroke Rehabilitation
  • Neuro Bootcamp

Please note, all session are open to Middlesbrough residents and are free of charge.

The Specialist Physical Activity Team class runs every Tuesday and Thursday 10am-11.30am, in the 2nd Floor Gym.

For more information on this session please contact Val Jones –val_jones@middlesbrough.gov.uk

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