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Strong and Steady Classes

Strong and Steady 

A specific balance, strength and mobility sequence of functional/targeted activities for people  who are at risk of having or who have had a fall.  All individually tailored programs to improve postural stability and help maintain independence in your own homes for longer.

I’m a Senior Health Activity Practitioner for the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity.  The course has Endorsed Training Status with the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy and is also endorsed by Age UK (Help The Aged & Age Concern); AGILEBGSBHF NCPAH; and NCAA.

As a Postural Stability Instructor, I am qualified to plan and deliver an exercise programme for frailer older people, which will safely and effectively improve their physical function, and in particular their postural stability, in order to reduce their risk of falls and injuries.  The PSI course is accredited by Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, endorsed by Skills Active and REPS.

I enable a smooth transition between primary care and community leisure settings, supporting physiotherapists and occupational therapists, and providing ongoing assessment of health and functional capacity

Strong and Steady will support older people in the county in accessing existing opportunities for physical activity and providing new tailored exercise and activity where needed. The main aim is to increase physical activity among people aged 60-plus to reduce falls, but through the use of trained instructors and partner organisations the classes are also expected to help to reduce loneliness and to improve mental well-being, as well as aiming to:

  • Reduce injury due to falls
  • Improve balance & strength
  • Increase confidence & independence
  • Improve ability in everyday tasks
  • Improve stamina & energy levels
  • Improve cognition

People can be referred to me by health professionals, including their GPs, physios, specialists or from other existing clinics or classes. People can also refer themselves and will be helped to find the most appropriate class for them.

To refer yourself or someone you may know please get in touch.