A Hest Bank health club is to launch rehab classes to help people with neurological conditions.
VVV health and leisure centre on The Shore is aiming to fill what it sees as a gap in NHS provision by offering physiotherapy classes for those who suffer from neurological conditions such as Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis and spinal injuries.
Other courses will focus on knee and back rehab and there will be a pilates based class for people with chronic or postural back pain.
An initial assessment will be offered prior to someone starting the classes to discuss their goals, assess their problems and devise a treatment plan.
Neurological physiotherapist, Anna Lamoury, who works at VVV, believes it is a service needed by people in the area.
She said it would help to bridge the gap between NHS care and long term treatment and maintenance.
Anna will work alongside colleague Emma Woods, who specialises in musculo-skeletal treatments.
“The neurological service in the Lancaster district is limited,” said Anna.
“Many people don’t have any support for their neurological conditions and this could provide them with the help and assistance they need.
“The NHS does not offer classes like this and it is a much cheaper option for those who cannot afford the more expensive treatment and care.
“A gym instructor will lead the classes and the physios will attend for free and be there as support.”
For those people who would rather not participate in a class environment there are one-to-one sessions.
Those will cover neurological conditions, acupuncture, balance, fall and mobility problems and women’s health including ante and post natal sessions and incontinence.
There will also be sessions for people with musculo-skeletal problems such as back, neck and joint problems, sports inuries and chronic pain.
The classes will be launched in October and there will be a £10 discount on offer until the end of the month.
Times and dates for the classes are due to be announced shortly.
For further details contact Anna on 07706 449688 or visit www.myvvv.co.uk/physiotherapy.