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.

Core stability classesRedcar gym core stability class

Where are they held?

Redcar Primary Care Hospital and The One Life Centre in Middlesbrough.

When are they held?

At The One Life Centre – Tuesdays 1pm till 2pm.

At Redcar Primary Care Hospital – Fridays 11am till 12pm.

What to wear?

Comfortable clothes and trainers appropriate for exercise.

Who runs the group?

Our highly trained and experienced rehabilitation assistants.

Aims of the programme

  1. Improve core stability
  2. Improve flexibility of the lumbar spine
  3. Promote self management of back pain.
  4. To provide exercises to help maintain strength and flexibility in the lumbar spine.

Spinal rehab groupsone life gym group

Where are they held?

Redcar Primary Care Hospital,  East Cleveland Hospital and The One Life Centre in Middlesbrough

When are they held?

At The One Life Centre – Thursdays 3.30pm till 4.30pm (Two sessions may last until 5pm due to patient talks).

At Redcar Primary Care Hospital – Fridays from 1pm till 2pm     (Two sessions may last until 2.30pm due to patient talks).

At East Cleveland Hospital Mondays from 1pm till 2pm.

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 and when are they held?

Redcar Primary Care Hospital – Thursdays 10am till 11am.

East Cleveland Primary Care Hospital – Mondays 11am till 12pm.

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?

Redcar Primary Care Hospital – Tuesdays 1pm till 2pm.

East Cleveland Primary Care Hospital – Fridays 2.30pm till 3.30pm.

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.

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. Please see link here.

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. Please see link here for more details.

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.

Please see the attached PDF leaflets below for more information.

For patients in the Middlesbrough area

Health through activity (251kb)
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For patients in the Redcar and Cleveland area

Redcar and Cleveland exercise referral scheme (520kb)
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