Strength and Balance Classes
Reduces the risk of falls in older Australians by improving lower limb strength and balance. Adapted from the evidence-based Otago Exercise Program.
Strength and Balance Timetable
We are pleased to offer the following Strength and Balance Classes:
TuesdayStrength and Balance2:30pm - 3:20pmPhysio-Wise Gawler
FridayStrength and Balance11am - 11:50amPhysio-Wise Gawler
The Physio-Wise main class timetable lists all our different classes, times and locations.
What is the Strength and Balance class?
Based on the Otago Exercise Program (OEP), the Strength and Balance Class has been adapted to a group exercise environment. Exercises are individually tailored to match and challenge your abilities. The OEP was developed over many years of research and has worked in other states and countries.
Who is Strength and Balance for?
The class is most suitable for people over 80 years who are at risk of falling or who have had a fall. It’s never too late to improve your strength and balance.
How does Strength and Balance work?
The strength and balance class helps to reduce the risk of falls by addressing lower limb weakness and balance difficulties. You will receive an individually tailored exercise program and walking plan along with support from our Physiotherapists.
Why join the Strength and Balance class?
The Strength and Balance class helps older people to increase their ability to perform everyday tasks and activities, like cleaning, washing, shopping and going out with friends.
How can I get involved?
Before you take part in your first class, one of our physiotherapists will perform a comprehensive balance assessment to determine your suitability for the program. Once complete, exercises will be individually tailored to improve your strength and balance.
Class sizes are kept small, so our Physiotherapists can provide sufficient supervision and support.