Tai Chi for Health in Cullercoats

After a wee summer break, Tai Chi is returning to Cullercoats Methodist Church on Thursday 9th September. I have 1 space at 1.15pm and 2 spaces at 2.15pm. Classes cost £6, and after your first week you pay for a block of classes. Please call Jacqueline on 07726 118801 if you would like more information or to book your place(Classes will be inside, unless we have exceptionally warm and dry weather)

North Tyneside exercise classes update 19/05/2021

I’ve just heard that North Tyneside is going to start surge testing to improve detection of the Indian variant of Covid19.  There is very little information available about what this might mean for activities in the area, therefore my current plan is

If you have any questions, then please call me to discuss, and check your emails for any further updates.

Keep safe, still!!

Exercise classes re-start in Cullercoats and Tynemouth

It was fantastic to re-start delivering exercise classes in person today. Don’t get me wrong, online classes have kept us going during some dark days, but today was so uplifting today to be able to connect with attendees which you can’t by video. And I was able to give more support and feedback – whether welcomed or not!?! I have a couple of spaces available in the Physio Fit (Monday, Tynemouth) and 1.15pm Tai Chi (Thursday, Cullercoats).

Physio Fit is a strength and balance class. As a physiotherapy-led class, exercises are set at a level that’s right for you.

Tai Chi for Health teaches you a safe, gentle form of Tai Chi, which has been developed to increase muscle strength and flexibility. It improves balance both mentally and physically and is a great form of relaxation. This programme is suitable for people with or without arthritis and all abilities welcome.

If you would like to join one of our classes, please contact Jacqueline for more information 07726 118801

Covid19 update: return to non-urgent appointments in person

Now that Covid19 restrictions are easing, I am deligthed to be able to open up my home visit physiotherapy services for routine face to face appointments.

Over the past year I have been restricted to those with an urgent clinical need. Although we have got by using video consultations for less urgent treatments, I can’t wait to get back to working in person.

Longsands Rehabilitation offers physiotherapy in your home for a range of conditions – reduced balance, falls, reduced mobility, rehabilitation after joint replacements, recovery after injury, support after hospital discharge ….. plus many others. Your safety continues to be a priority and we have procedures in place to minimise risk of spread of Covid 19, including Covid19 screening, wearing PPE, rigorous infection prevention and control measures. If you would like to know more about the service we offer, or want to book an appointment, call Jacqueline on 07726 118801

Balance exercises from across the pond

I’m still on the search for some good exercise videos to help you get some variety, but I must be quite picky as I seem to reject more than I like.

Now these two Physical Therapists from the US might be very chatty, but their exercises are quite sensible. Bob & Brad show you 7 exercises that will help your balance, that you can complete in your own home. They talk you through how to make the exercises easier or more difficult, so you can complete them at the level that’s right for you.

The main area I wasn’t that keen on, was the use of cut out circles on the floor for the ‘star balance’ exercise. Loose objects on the floor could be a slip and trip hazard. Could you use the pattern on your flooring, or stick down some bright tape instead?

So what did you think? Let me know how you got on

As ever, there is risk with any exercise, so please take care and remain within your safe limits. Exercise at your own risk