Fit for Life: Physio Classes for Adults over 60 – Virtual

Group virtual physiotherapist-led classes to improve overall strength, flexibility, and balance 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, flexibility, and balance so that you can stay strong and fit as you age.

Fall session

6 classes: Classes will be instructed virtually via Zoom for Healthcare*
Dates: September 27 – November 8, 2021  (1 class/week), No class October 11, 2021
Time: Mondays 2:00 – 3:00pm

Therapeutic Benefits

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

  • Decreased muscle strength, flexibility and balance
  • An interest in staying healthy, active and fit 

The classes are also beneficial for participants with:

  • Arthritic pain
  • Osteoporosis or osteopenia
  • Cardiovascular deconditioning
  • A history of falls or fear of falling
  • Incontinence and other pelvic health symptoms

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
  • 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

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.
Please note that the ability to stand up from the floor independently is required for this virtual class for safety reasons.

Payment

$145 for the initial physiotherapy assessment
$240 for 6 classes

Extended health physiotherapy coverage may apply if a physiotherapy assessment is completed prior to the start of the classes.

*Zoom for Healthcare is secure and PIPEDA/PHIPA compliant