Osteoporosis Exercise Classes -
Now two classes per week
Osteoporosis Exercise classes are run on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings at 11 am, under the care of our experienced physiotherapists Leroy McKechnie and Eva Flunkert.
These classes are designed by our physiotherapists to improve balance, reduce the risk of falls, improve confidence in movement in day to day life, improve core strength, hip strength, back and arm strength, and to overall guard against the effects of low bone density on the musculoskeletal system.
Before your class, we will meet with you in a 10-15 minute assessment session and record your:
There is no charge for this assessment, as it allows us to ensure you will be exercising at an appropriate level and in a safe environment.
Exercises take place under the supervision of a Chartered Physiotherapist, who holds advanced certification as Fracture Prevention Practitioners from the UK Royal Osteoporosis Society.
The class involves a combination of focussed exercises including balance, weight-bearing exercises, and Pilates.
The cost of a class is €20.
One-to-one Osteoporosis classes are also available if you would like a more personal consultation and assessment. The physiotherapist will carry out a detailed assessment of your health, mobility and balance to see how these factors are affecting your ability to be physically active. Your consultation is likely to include a range of exercises or activities that can be done at home and if you have already broken a bone we will give you advice on pain relief, mobility and posture. Our one-to-one sessions are €65.
For more information on our Osteoporosis classes, or to arrange your free 15 minute assessment session, please call us on 01-6077104 or email us with any questions you may have and we will be happy to help..
To read Leroy's latest blog on Osteoporosis following the Irish Osteoporosis Conference (April 2019) click here