If you have a heart or lung disease, had a stroke or another health condition and you wish to attend a Rehabilitation Maintenance exercise class or an Exercise Referral Programme you will need to obtain a Referral from a Health Professional. There are specific referral forms and criteria for each of the conditions which are detailed below.
No referral is necessary if you wish to attend the Gentle Chair Exercise Classes.
Please get in touch if you need any further information.
Referral to attend Healthy Hearts Cardiac Rehabilitation Maintenance Classes
BACR Protocol and Referral Form - GP - J[...]
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Referral to attend Breathe-A-Gain Pulmonary Rehabilitation Maintenance Exercise Classes
If you have lung disease and wish to come along to the Breathe-A-Gain Maintenance sessions you must first attend the Pulmonary Rehabiitation Programme run by the NHS Pulmonary Rehabilitation Team. At the end of the programme, after your final assessment, you will be asked if you would like to be referred to the Maintenance Programme to continue with your exercise programme. If you wish to attend they will complete the referral and forward it to me. I will then make contact with you.
It is important to keep up the exercise programme as research has shown that it can help to cut down the number of exacerbations/infections and/or hospital admissions you might experience.
GPs cannot refer into the Maintenance Programme, only the Pulmonary Rehabilitation Team can make the referral. If you have not attended a Pulmonary Rehabilitation Programme run by the NHS your GP can refer you and should already have the details. If not please get in touch and I will provide you with the details.
Please let me know if you need any further information.
Exercise Referral Programme
If you have a health condition, other than heart of lung disease, which you believe could be improved by exercise, a referral will be required for you to attend.
Conditions such as hypertension (high blood pressure) and diabetes can be helped by regular and appropriate exercise.
Referral for Exercise Form.pdf
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Positive Strokes - Exercise after Stroke - Classes
Exercise after Stroke classes are designed to help improve your overall fitness level making every day tasks easier.
The exercises will help to improve stamina, strengthen weaker areas, improve balance and help to reduce the effects of tonal changes. Plus you will make new friends with people in a similar situation.
the classes last 1 hour and are followed by tea, coffee and biscuits and a chance to chat to each other.
If you wish to join in the session you will need a referral either from your GP, if your stroke was a while ago, or from the Stroke Rehabilitation Team. Please contact Terri to obtain a referral form (or use the download below) and further information.