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Upright For Life

Designed specifically to improve balance, Upright For Life provides strengthening exercises and challenging balance exercises, plus strategies to improve confidence and avoid falls.
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Who is this group for?

  • People who have issues with balance or have a history of falling
  • People who walk with/without a walking aid
  • People without cognitive impairment or those who have mild cognitive impairment

What happens in the group?

Your group class will be led by one of our trained therapists. In the group you will participate in:

  • Warm up
  • Strengthening session using weights
  • Education about falls prevention delivered by allied health therapists
  • Balance circuit with a mixture of supervised and independent stations
  • 10 – week program

Benefits of the class

Other information

  • Requires initial assessment with a physiotherapist
  • Group leader is physiotherapist with an allied health assistant
  • All clients have a review with the physiotherapist on completion of the group which includes future planning for ongoing exercise either through another group or home exercise program
  • Group is short term (generally a 10-week program)
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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