Be Good To Your Back!

Course information sheet

Fees: Standard £ 35 Conc £18 Full £45 * Enrol online for standard fee payers only

Day Time Weeks Centre Start End Code Enroll
Wednesday 12:15 - 13:15 11 MAC 26/09/2018 05/12/2018 AW1800

What will the course cover?

This short course is designed to give you a series of simple strengthening and stretching exercises to gain and maintain a strong and flexible back. You will also learn more about the relationship between the muscles of the back, buttocks and abdomen and why they are important for overall back health

Who is the course for?

Anyone who has suffered back pain and/or sciatica or who wishes to prevent the onset of back problems in the future

What skills, knowledge or experience do I need to start this course?

There are no pre-requirements for this course however, you should be able to get on and off the floor. Support will be given if this proves difficult.

What should I be able to do by the end of the course?

Name the major muscles involved in maintaining good back health Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of neutral spine in crook-lying, prone, supine and side-lying positions. Show knowledge and understanding of the 'core' and exercises to support it's development.

How is the course organised?

For 1 hour once a week to include 15 minutes of warming up exercises, 35 minutes of specific back health exercises/education 10 minutes of stretch/relaxation

What extra study or practice is expected outside of the class?

Your general strength and flexibility will improve through home practice. Your tutor may advise individuals about specific exercises

How will my progress be assessed?

Your tutor will give you verbal feedback on your progress and you will be encouraged to self-assess against the progress you feel you have made and set your own targets in consultation with your tutor.

What can I expect to go on to after this course?

The course should inspire you to take on a regular exercise, Yoga or Pilates class

Are there any other costs and what do I need to bring?

Wear loose clothing suitable for gentle exercise.

What support is available?

Help with literacy is available through the basic education programme and the ESOL programme offers help for speakers of other languages. Learners with medical conditions or disabilities, should make these known to the tutor before the beginning of the class.