Be Good To Your Back

Course information sheet

Fees: Standard £ 12 Conc £6 Full £18 * Enrol online for standard fee payers only

Day Time Weeks Centre Start End Code Enroll
Wednesday 12:15 - 13:15 11 MAC 18/09/2019 04/12/2019 AW1800
Monday 11:45 - 12:45 11 MAC 23/09/2019 02/12/2019 AW1801
Wednesday 12:15 - 13:15 11 MAC 08/01/2020 25/03/2020 AW2800
Monday 11:45 - 12:45 11 MAC 06/01/2020 30/03/2020 AW2801
Monday 11:45 - 12:45 11 MAC 20/04/2020 13/07/2020 AW3805
Wednesday 12:15 - 13:15 11 MAC 22/04/2020 08/07/2020 AW3850
Monday 11:00 - 12:00 4 MAC 05/08/2019 02/09/2019 AWS025

What will the course cover?

The course will build on a bank of exercises that aim to improve your stamina, strength and balance and relate to activities of daily living. The exercises will be adapted to suit each individual student.

Who is the course for?

People who have had a stroke and have been assessed as ready for exercise in the community by a health-care professional such as a physiotherapist or GP. It is good for you if you suffer from pain/discomfort at your joint, or if you have had a joint replacement. The class consists of a mix of movement to improve posture and flexibility.

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

You will need to have an understanding of your condition and your medication. You need to be able to sit independently and walk more than 5m with or without a walking aid. You will also need a referral form from a health professional with details of your current state of health.

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

Perform, with good technique, a bank of exercises that will help you to carry out activities of daily living with confidence. For example, exercises to strengthen the thigh muscles will help with walking, balance and sit to stand; exercises to strengthen the upper body will help with lifting and carrying • Adapt exercises to suit your levels of activity • Identify the exercises that may improve your walking or help you to work towards the goals you set yourself

How is the course organised?

The course consists of a circuit of evidence-based exercises for the upper and lower body specifically designed to help stroke survivors. Each week you complete the circuit, negotiate new targets and discuss any adaptations that you may need to exercise effectively.

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

You will be given suggestions for simple exercises to do at home between classes.

How will my progress be assessed?

You will be given an exercise sheet to complete during the class so that you and the tutor can monitor your progress during the term and negotiate new goals.

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

The course has built-in progression. It is designed to help you continue to progress at your own pace as the exercises become more challenging. Your tutor may also suggest other Agewell classes that may be of interest.

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

Please wear comfortable loose clothes and well-fitting shoes. It is most important that you bring any necessary medication with you to each class.

What support is available?

Help with literacy or numeracy is available through the basic education programme and the ESOL programme offers help for speakers of other languages. Additional support can be provided for students with learning difficulties and/or disabilities. Open Learning is available at Macbeth. Details are available from the guide and from teaching or reception staff.