What are Rehabilitation Groups?

What are rehabilitation groups?

We have a variety of classes and groups running across our main departments. After assessment, your physiotherapist may refer you into one of these groups.

Spinal rehab groupsone life gym group

Where are they held?

When are they held?

The timetable will be discussed at your appointment.

What to wear?

Comfortable clothes and trainers appropriate for exercise.

Who runs the group?

A qualified physiotherapist and our highly trained and experienced physiotherapy assistants.

Aims of the programme

  1. To teach you about back pain.
  2. To give you exercises that will help with your general fitness.
  3. To provide you with a home exercise programme.
  4. To provide you with the skills to ‘self manage’ your back pain.

Knee Classknee class ECPCH

Where are they held?

The timetable will be discussed at your appointment.

Who are they for?

Patients who have had a total knee replacement operation.

What to wear?

Comfortable clothes and trainers appropriate for exercise.

Who runs the group?

A qualified physiotherapist and our highly trained and experienced physiotherapy assistants.

Aims of the programme.

  1. Increase knee range of motion, strength and balance.
  2. Improve gait and general fitness and progress walking aids.
  3. Increase confidence with walking and general activities.
  4. Provide you with the skills to ‘self manage’ your knee.


Hand classHands functional collage

Where and when are they held?

The timetable will be discussed at your appointment.

Who are they for?

People who have had wrist fracture, wrist injuries, osteoarthritis of the hands or thumbs.

What to wear?

Comfortable clothing with loose sleeves so that the whole of the forearm can be exposed.

Who runs the group?Hand group

Our highly experienced physiotherapy assistants.

Aims of the programme.

  1. Improve mobility and function of the hand.
  2. Promote self management of wrist pain.
  3. Provide exercises to help maintain strength and flexibility in the wrist and hand.

Shoulder rehabilitation groupsone life gym group

Where are they held?

When are they held?

The timetable will be discussed at your appointment.

What to wear?

Comfortable clothes and trainers appropriate for exercise.

Who runs the group?

A qualified physiotherapist and our highly trained and experienced physiotherapy assistants.

Aims of the programme.

To help to restore normal range of movement and muscle balance around the shoulder, reduce pain and improve function.

I feel I need more support

If you’re in the Middlesbrough area, Middlesbrough Council has a range of programmes to give you varying degrees of support.

For those in the Redcar and Cleveland area, Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council also provide a range of programmes to give you varying degrees of support.

These schemes are a good stepping stone if you feel that you need  a little more ongoing support to help you once you have completed your course of physiotherapy. Please talk to your physiotherapist if you would like to be referred to one of the services and they will recommend to your GP that you are referred to the scheme if it is appropriate.

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