Fit for Life: Physio Classes for Adults over 60

 

Taught by a registered physiotherapist to improve overall strength, flexibility, continence and fall prevention in adults over 60.

Small class sizes to allow for individualized instruction, modification and progression of exercises.

The goals of these classes are to improve your strength and flexibility, to improve your balance and prevent falls, to prevent and treat incontinence, to maintain your bone density, to improve your cardiovascular conditioning, to relieve pain associated with arthritis and stiffness and to enjoy a healthy active and independent lifestyle.

Fall session

8 classes: Taught virtually via live stream using the Zoom platform

Dates: October 1 – November 19, 2020 (1 class/week)

Time: Thursdays, 10-11 am

 

Winter session

8 classes: Taught virtually via live stream using the Zoom platform

Dates: January 7 – February 25, 2020 (1 class/week)

Time: Thursdays, 10-11 am

 

Therapeutic Benefits

The classes are suitable for adults over 60 of all abilities with:

  • Decreased muscle strength and flexibility
  • Incontinence and other pelvic health symptoms
  • Arthritic pain
  • Osteoporosis or osteopenia
  • Cardiovascular deconditioning
  • A history of falls or fear of falling
  • An interest in prevention and wellbeing

An initial one-on-one physiotherapy assessment is required prior to starting the classes to determine:

  • your baseline strength, flexibility and balance
  • your current functional restrictions and goals
  • your optimal cardiovascular exercise such as stationary cycling or urban poling
  • the need for additional one-on-one physiotherapy services such as pelvic health physiotherapy for incontinence or other pelvic health symptoms and/or orthopaedic manual therapy for arthritis or pain

A one-on-one physiotherapy assessment is recommended upon completing the classes to determine:

  • your functional gains and limitations
  • a progressive home maintenance exercise program
  • areas that require further physiotherapy or medical follow-up

Instructor

Classes are instructed by Galia Carranco Herrera, Registered Physiotherapist, MScPT, BScKin.

Galia brings to the classes her experience in Orthopaedics, Pelvic Health and Geriatrics, her skills in exercise prescription and Kinesiology and her personal experience in competitive sports and coaching.

Registration

For more information and to register call 613-291-2956 or email Galia at galia@core-connections.ca.

Payment

$280 for 8  classes

*Extended health physiotherapy coverage may apply and sliding scale fund available

For a printable PDF brochure, click here.