Group exercise classes Covid 19 Update

Due to COVID 19 we are are not currently running groups face to face. If you have received an appointment letter, please do not attend the department as you will not be seen.

If you need to contact the department please call 020 7683 4676 or Email:huh-tr.cas.team@nhs.net 

Group exercise classes

Exercise classes are a significant part of your rehabilitation, giving you the opportunity to have weekly sessions supervised by a physiotherapist in a safe environment. 

The therapists will help you set goals and create a plan to help you achieve the activities that are important to you.

Neck class

This is class is designed to assist you if you are effected by a painful or functionally limiting neck problem which will benefit from exercise and rehabilitation

 What should I expect?
- Education about the anatomy and function of the neck and Information about the likely cause of your neck problems and contributing factors
- A circuit of exercises designed to improve the strength and control of the muscles around the neck and shoulder blade as well as your posture and awareness of this which has been shown to have a direct effect on shoulder problems

What should I bring?
- Wear casual clothing and trainers that you are comfortable to exercise in and are not restrictive to your movement.  You may be able to change in one the cubicles so please ask at Reception when you arrive.
- Bring a water bottle to keep hydrated whilst exercising.

How often to I need to come?
You will need to attend once every week for 4 weeks

Classes are held on:
Tuesday afternoon from 4pm to 5 pm

The class is held at:
St Leonard's Hospital (Physiotherapy) - Nuttall Street, London, N1 5LZ
Please come to Locomotor Reception for your first session

Aquatic therapy

What should I expect in the session?

  • The exercise group is mixed with male and female physiotherapists and patients in the pool togetherExercises inlude strengthening, stretches and aerobics
  • Education about water based exercises that you can then continue independently at your own local pool
  • Your pool session will last upto 25 minutes (your first session may be shorter to give you a chance to get used to exercising in water)

What should I bring?

  • Please bring your own bathing costume, towel and £1 coin for the lockerPlease bring a bottle of water to keep you hydrated. There is a cafe at the Aquatic centre and vending machines available
  • If you are prescribed any asthma inhalers or medications you need to when exercising please bring these to the poolside

On arrival

  • Please arrive with enough time to get changed ready to start at your appointment time
  • At your first session please arrive 30 minutes before your session to complete some paperwork and get ready
  • The centre may conduct bag checks and searches at times
  • Ensure you have a £1 coin for the lockers, if you do not the reception may offer change
  • Please report to reception at the Aquatic Centre and go through the barrier to the chairs overlooking the training pool on the left
  • Entrance to aquatic physiotherapy in the training pool is free; this does not include access to the gym or swim outside your appointment

 The Training pool and changing rooms

  • There are male, female and mixed changing rooms available
  • Lockers are in all changing roms and take a £1 coin
  • Showers are avaiable for before and after your session
  • Free hair dryers and swimming costume spin dryers are also available
  • You may bring someone with you if you need help changing, but this person cannot accompany you in the water
  • Special water wheelchairs are available for use in the changing and pool area
  • If you use a walking aid it is ok to bring this poolside with you

The Training pool

  • A lifeguard will be present at all times
  • Sessions will take place in the far left corner of the training pool
  • The pool is 1.2 meters deep, there is a hand rail at the side of the pool
  • The pool can also be accessed using a wheelchair and chair lift

Shoulder rehabilitation class

What should I expect?
- Education about the anatomy and function of the shoulder and information about the likely cause of your shoulder problems and contributing factor
- A circuit of exercises designed to improve the strength and control of the muscles around the shoulder as well as your posture and awareness.

What should I bring?
Wear casual clothing and trainers that you are comfortable to exercise in and are not restrcitive to your movement. Bring a bottle of water to keep hydrated whilst exercising

How often to I need to come?
You will need to attend once every week for 4 weeks

Classes are held on: 
Thursday 8.15-9.00am and 9.00-9.45am. You can decide on the time of the class when you book  

The class is held at:
St Leonard's Hospital (Physiotherapy) - Nuttall Street, London, N1 5LZ
Please come to Locomotor Reception for your first session

Lower limb rehabilitation group

The class will assist in building up your strength and fitness to help you get back to doing the things that you want to do.

What should I expect?
- An initial exercise screening session and gym induction.
- A mixed gender gym environment for you to carry out a circuit programme of exercise
- Functional exercise relevant to your goals.
- Progression of exercises as appropriate for you
- Supervision by a Physiotherapist and the opportunity to ask for advice and support.

What should I bring?
Wear casual clothing and trainers that you are comfortable to exercise in and are not restrictive to your movement. 

At St Leonard’s there are rooms where you can get changed, please inform a member of staff on arrival if you wish to use this facility.  

Bring a water bottle to keep hydrated whilst exercising

How often do I need to come?
You will need to attend once a week for 4 weeks

The class is held at two locations
St Leonard’s Hospital (Physiotherapy) - Nuttall Street, London, N1 5LZ

or

Homerton University Hospital (Outpatients physiotherapy) Homerton Row, Homerton Row , London, Greater London, E9 6SR

You can decide what location you wish to attend when booking.

Classes are held on:
Thursdays - 5.00-5:45pm OR 5.45-6:30pm at St Leonard’s

Fridays 3.30-4.15pm OR 4.15-5pm at Homerton

Managing knee osteoarthritis

This session is designed to help you to have a good understanding of what Osteoarthritis is and knowing how to manage it.

As part of managing this condition it is important that you know what resources are available to you and what the NHS and your local community is offering.   After this session you might decide that you want to participate in some of the local groups on offer in order to help you managing your Osteoarthritis

What should I expect?
- An opportunity for discussion and asking questions
- A group of up to 20-30 peoples (females/males).
- Physiotherapists leading the session
- Opportunity to be referred to OA exercise class, and other referrals in the community

Classes are held on: 
Wednesday 9.00-10.30am

The class is held at:
St Leonard's Hospital (Physiotherapy) - Nuttall Street, London, N1 5LZ

Please come to Locomotor Reception for your session

Get fit class

The class is designed to educate you about the benefits of exercise as part of a management strategy for your condition and help to encourage you to participate in exercise for the long term.

It will help to assist you in building up your strength, fitness and movements to help you manage your activities of daily living more easily and get back to doing the things that you want to. 

What should I expect?
- Functional exercise relevant to your everyday tasks.
- Education information about the benefits of exercise, managing your pain levels in order to exercise and exercise options in Hackney to help continue your journey to keep exercising.
- Combination of cardiovascular, strengthening, stretching, balance and functional exercise

What should I bring?
Wear casual clothing and trainers that you are comfortable to exercise in and is not restrictive to your movement.  At the St Leonard’s centre you may be able to change in one the cubicles so please ask at Reception when you arrive. Bring a water bottle to keep hydrated whilst exercising.

How often do I need to come?
You will need to attend once a week for three weeks

Classes are held on:
Mondays at 11:30am-12.30pm or Thursdays at 2.30pm-3.30pm 

The class is held at
St Leonards's Hospital (Physiotherapy) - Nuttall Street, London, N1 5LZ
Please come to Locomotor reception for your first session

Turkish Exercise class

Exercise is an important part of maintaining health and well-being.  This class is suitable for Turkish speaking adults living with persistent pain or wanting to exercise for the first time.

Sağlıklı ve zinde kalmanın önemli yollarından biri egzersiz yapmaktır. Bu grup uzun zaman ağrıyla yaşayan yetişkinler ve/veya ilk defa egzersiz yapmak isteyen kişiler için düzenlenmiştir. 

What to expect:
- A mixed gender group of 10-12 people
- A Turkish speaking advocate
- Four weeks of weekly exercise for one hour
- Supervision and guided exercise from a Senior Physiotherapist
- Circuit based exercise in a gym environment
- Exercises that incorporate strength, flexibility and stamina.
- Information regarding long-term exercise options in the community

Grup hakkında:
- 10 – 12 kişilik bay bayan karışık grup
- Türkçe tercüman mevcut
- 1 saat süren 4 haftalık gruplar
- Üst düzey fizik terapisti tarafından yönlendirilen egzersizler
- Güç, esneklik ve sağlık için belirli egzersizler, cimde yapılır
- Toplum yerlerinde yapılan egzersizler hakkında bilgi tedarik edilir

When do these sessions run?
- Every Tuesday morning 12.00-13.00

Seanslar ne zaman yapılır ?
- Her Salı 12.00-13.00 arası

What do I need to bring?
- Clothes and footwear suitable to exercise and move around in i.e. trainers and tracksuit
- A bottle of water
- A snack for afterwards if required

Yanımda birşey  getirmem gerek mi?
- Rahat hareket edebileceğiniz kıyafet ve spor ayakkabıları giyinmeniz tavsiye edilir
- İçme suyu ve
- Arzunuza göre atıştırmalık yiyecek getirebilirsiniz

Turkish Link Worker
Our link worker can offer individual appointments. During these appointments you can discuss any difficulties you might be having with issues such as;

- Housing
- Benefits
- Immigration
- Family problems

 You can also discuss referrals to local organizations in the community for:

- English classes
- Turkish classes
- Social activities
- Exercise
- Counselling
- Signposting to other relevant Turkish services in the community 

Türkçe yönlendirme görevlisi

Türkçe yönlendirme görevlisi kişilere randevu vererek alttaki konularda bilgi sunar ve uygun yerlere kişileri yönlendirebilir;

- Konut
- Refah yardımları
- Göçmenlik /Oturum
- İngilizce kurslar
- Türkçe kurslar
- Sosyal aktiviteler
- Egzersiz
- Psikolojik danışmanlık
- Uygun olan Türkçe toplum merkezlerine yönlendirme

Managing lower back pain

The course aims to improve the individual’s understanding of the different factors contributing to their low back pain, as well as improving confidence to move and physical fitness.

What should I expect

- An Initial education session to introduce the concept of functional conditioning for back pain, followed by the option of 4 practical weekly sessions thereafter.
- Exploration of different movement strategies for common daily activities
- Progressive functional and conditioning exercises.
- Education in each session to equip you with the tools to recognise potential ways to help improve the health of your back.

What should I wear
- Wear casual clothing and trainers that you are comfortable to exercise in and are not restrictive to your movement. Bring a water bottle to keep hydrated whilst exercising.

Booking information
This class is run at either Kenworthy road or St Leonards hospital

Kenworthy Road
An initial education session will be held on:
Friday 8:15am – 9:45am

Followed by the option to continue the course for a further 4 weeks on:

Friday 8:15am – 9:15am

St Leonards hospital
An initial education session will be held on:
Thursday 5:30pm – 6:45pm

Followed by the option to continue the course for a further 4 weeks on:
Thursday 5:30pm – 6:30pm

The class is held in the Locomotor Service group room at St Leonards. Please come to Locomotor Reception for your first session

Both classes are mixed gender classes

You can book onto the course by contacting us by email or telephone. Alternatively you can enquire at the Reception desk of the Locomotor Department . In you have any other queries regarding the course then feel free to get in touch.

Advanced rehabilitation for back pain

Current evidence suggests that for people with low back pain, exercise can improve pain and function and reduce the risk of future episodes, leading to the best long term outcomes when compared to other types of treatment.

What should I expect?
- A circuit based exercise class designed to improve strength, coordination, flexibility and confidence.
- Guidance on optimal dosage, technique and progression to improve the effectiveness of exercise in the management of low back pain
- Access to further educational resources for low back pain and local exercise options.

As the physical effects of exercise are primarily seen after 8 weeks of regular training, you will be expected to exercise regularly between sessions and following the course.

What should I bring?
Wear casual clothing and trainers that you are comfortable to exercise in and are not restrictive to your movement. Bring a water bottle to keep hydrated whilst exercising.

Booking information
The course will be held over four weekly sessions:
Wednesdays 8am-8:45am

As this class runs in 4 weekly blocks, it will not be possible to make up for any missed sessions. 

The class is held in the Locomotor Service Gym at St Leonards. Please come to Locomotor Reception for your first session.

This is a mixed gender class.

You can book onto the course by contacting us by email or telephone. Alternatively you can enquire at the Reception desk of the Locomotor Department . In you have any other queries regarding the course then feel free to get in touch