What is Small Group Training?
It is an exercise class which is run by a Physiotherapist with a maximum of 4 clients participating in the class. Each client is set up with their own individualised program which has been designed by their Physiotherapist. A variety of equipment is used to help you with your body awareness, encouraging correct muscle activation, and to improve strength and stability. Small group training can also help you work on your mobility and flexibility, or balance and proprioception.
5 Reasons why they are good:
- Specific exercises with a variety of equipment
- Physiotherapist keeping an eye on you and correctingyour technique
- Modifying and progressing exercises as appropriate
- Setting and reaching personalised goals
- Safe and supportive environment
Who are these classes suitable for?
These classes are suitable for many different clients. You may be very active and just want to improve specific areas to help your performance OR you may have not exercised for many years but you want to make a change and get moving again. Therefore the list is endless on who this type of session would suite.
To mention a few more specific reasons:
- Any one with pain (acute or chronic)
- Pre and post surgery
- Diagnosed with a condition (e.g. scoliosis, osteoporosis,and arthritis)
- Pre and post pregnancy
Small Group Training at Forge West End:
At Forge West End, our Physiotherapists are specifically trained to deliver supervised small group training with a vast variety of equipment. This ranges from a treadmill, stationary bike, cross trainer, free weights, squat racks, and all of the different pilates equipment (Wunda Chair, Cadillac, Arc Barrel, Magic Circle, and Reformer to mention a few)
How to get started:
An initial 60 minute one-on-one assessment with a Physiotherapist takes place. This consists of a thorough musculoskeletal assessment including an ultrasound scan of the core (trans-abdominal muscles and the pelvic floor).
An individualised program is then designed based on the latest evidence to work on the different things that came up during the assessment and to help with your individualised needs. Leading on from this another one-on-one exercise session is performed to take you through your program and finalise the exercises.
If you have already been seeing one of our Physiotherapists then they will let you know when you are ready to begin these small group classes.
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