We run various groups throughout the year lead by Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech & Language Therapists, Psychologists & Rehabilitation Assistants.

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All clients are assessed for their suitability for a group. Where appropriate we will make onward referrals to other community based services.

Parkinson's exercise group

This is for residents of City and Hackney who have recently received a diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease or have minimal physical symptoms from the disease. 
It is run by specialist physiotherapists and the aim is to improve strength, balance, fitness, flexibility, agility and movement initiation.
The group is run at
St Leonards Hospital
Nuttall St
N1 5LZ

Each session lasts 60 minutes and you will need to commit to 10 consecutive weeks.

Who can refer
ACRT therapists and other health care professionals working within the Homerton Trust.
Please contact ACRT on: 020 7683 4382 / 4489 for more information and to request the referral form

Strong and Steady Group

The Strong and Steady group is a programme of exercise and education run over 8 weeks, 2 sessions per week. The group is designed to improve balance, confidence, fitness, strength and increase understanding of staying safe and steady at home and the community. The programme is delivered by Physiotherapists, Rehabilitation Assistants and Occupational Therapists who help to tailor the exercises to all levels of ability. The group is jointly run with therapists based at the Homerton Hospital Bryning Clinic, and clients will be asked where they would prefer to attend the group.

The first and last sessions are 90 minutes but all other sessions are 60 minutes. The group takes place at either:

St Leonard’s
Nuttall Street
London N1 5LZ


Homerton University Hospital (Bryning Clinic)
Homerton Row
London, E9 6SR

Who can refer
ACRT therapists and other health care professionals working within Homerton Healthcare.

How to refer: Via the Strong and Steady exercise group referral form.
Email huh-tr.strongandsteady@nhs.net for a copy of the most up to date form

You can also email the above address or call ACRT (020 7683 4382 / 4489) or Bryning Clinic (020 8510 5050) for more information.

Resources and links
CSP get up and go
Avoiding trips and falls at home | The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (csp.org.uk)

Videos to help you improve your strength, balance, stability, and mobility as prescribed by your Physiotherapist. Exercises presented have been recorded during the Strong & Steady Group run by our team and are based on the Otago Exercise Programme developed by the New Zealand Falls Prevention Research Group.