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Chair-Based Exercise

Designed for clients who are a little more frail, the Chair-Based Exercise program provides gentle, progressive strengthening exercises for upper and lower limbs to enhance your strength and flexibility and improve mobility.
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Who is this group for?

  • People who would like to do exercise using weights, but find it hard to use gym-based machine equipment
  • People who require to sit down due to pain or health problems
  • People without cognitive impairment or those who have mild cognitive impairment
  • People who walk with/without a walking aid
  • May have diagnosis of a chronic condition

What happens in the group?

Your group class will be led by one of our trained therapy assistant team members. In the group you would participate in:

  • Warm up
  • Combination of seated and balance exercises
  • Equipment used to support exercises include therabands, chi balls and some light weights
  • Cool down/stretching

Benefits of Class

Other information

  • Requires initial assessment with a physiotherapist
  • Group leader is trained allied health assistant
  • All clients have an annual review with the physiotherapist (or more frequently at the request of the client or the group leader)
Who is eligible for Therapy and Wellness services?

Therapy and Wellness Services funded through the Department of Health are for people who are over 65, no longer working and who have registered with My Aged Care.

Private services are available to anyone.

What type of referral do I need for Therapy and Wellness services?

We accept referrals from My Aged Care for funded services through the Department of Health. We accept GPs, medical specialists, other allied health professionals, carers and self referrals for private services.

For more information, please contact our Customer Care team on 8177 3200.

What do I need to bring to a group class?

For our groups, all equipment is supplied. It is recommended to bring a water bottle to keep hydrated and a towel if you prefer.

If there is something specific you are required to bring our Therapy and Wellness team will contact you.

If you are a private client, your private health care card will be required upon payment.

We request that all clients bring their Medicare cards with them for their first visit.

Do I need to make a booking for therapy or group wellness sessions?

Yes, bookings are required. If you require an urgent appointment, please contact our Customer Care Team on 8177 3200 and we can do our best to fit you in at the earliest time available.

How much does a class/session cost?

Fees will vary depending on whether you are a private client or receive government subsidies.

For information regarding our fees for Therapy and Wellness services or a group, please contact our Customer Care team on 8177 3200.

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