Group Strength and Balance Classes Term 4

with Jenny D’Cruz

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For those of you who attended last term we will continue to progress and explore different options to improve strength and balance. The classes will run at the Studio and will include some activities outdoors, when the weather allows. This will give you more take-home ideas so that you can vary your home exercise routine. Being outdoors also enables us to challenge balance more, for example, walking on uneven ground, or stepping up and over obstacles. Modifications provided for exercises will mean that this class will be suitable for those people wishing to begin strength and balance training, as well as anyone with previous experience.

Strength training is a great idea for management of osteoarthritis and osteoporosis, before and after surgery (to build strength prior to surgery or as post-op rehabilitation), if you are less active than you should be and need some guidance, following inactivity for any reason, and especially if your doctor has advised you to begin exercising.

Exercises that challenge your balance are recommended for many people, especially if you wish to prevent a fall, sense that your balance is declining for any reason, or have osteoporosis.

With the small group supportive environment and expert advice from Jenny, an enjoyable program can be developed that suits your needs.

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Jenny D’Cruz has been teaching Awareness Through Movement classes since 2015 and has also been educating clients on how to move with more ease and efficiency with her work as a Physiotherapist. Jenny has worked in Community Physiotherapy, tertiary hospitals, and private practice across a variety of areas of health for over 25 years. Classes have included Strength and Balance, Orthopaedic Rehabilitation, Pulmonary and Cardiac Rehabilitation, Falls Prevention, and Ante and Post Natal. Please contact Jenny if you have questions, and if you are new to class you will be asked to complete a confidential medical form in order for her to provide best practice.

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