Exercise is a powerful tool for managing general health and wellbeing, providing benefits such as improved sleep, better cardiovascular health, weight management and reduced symptoms of anxiety and/or depression.
Individuals with neurological conditions may experience certain challenges in living with a condition or injury which can weaken them for periods of time or require them to need help for everyday tasks. The extent of this will vary from one diagnosis to another and the severity of the condition or injury, but commonly results in the individual leading a much more sedentary lifestyle, impacting negatively on their physical and mental wellbeing.
Research suggests a strong link between physical exercise and the prevention or delay of some neuro-degenerative symptoms for conditions such as Parkinsons or MS. Exercise for individuals with a neurological condition can also improve walking, balance and strength as well as reduce muscle wasting or stiffness.
Individuals with a neurological condition may experience challenges with:
Physiofunction has a team of exercise professionals who are trained in developing individualised exercise programmes and are experienced in working with individuals with neurological conditions. Our team is passionate about empowering people to take active control of their lives and maintain a physically active lifestyle.
Within our PFit studio, we can provide 1:1 personal training for individuals with neurological conditions, targeting specific areas of health-related fitness including body composition, muscular endurance, muscular strength, cardiovascular endurance and flexibility, to help maximise health, wellbeing and functional independence.
For a more social approach, we also provide weekly group exercise sessions using online platforms for individuals to exercise from their homes. The groups sessions are divided by ability, with three different levels – seated, moderate and advanced.
If you attend PhysioFunction for physiotherapy assessment, your physiotherapist will discuss with you opportunities for accessing either 1:1 personal training or group exercise sessions and will make a referral to our PFit team.
Alternatively, if you do not require physiotherapy you can book in directly with our PFit team to access 1:1 personal training or our group exercise sessions.