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Strength and conditioning class

What will happen in my class?

The class is a 45 minute exercise class which includes a warm up, specific exercises for your back, and a cool down.

There will be 2 physiotherapists leading the class. At the start and the end of your rehabilitation you may be reassessed by a physiotherapist to monitor your progress. This will happen alongside the class so you should not require any extra sessions.

What do I need to bring?

Please wear suitable clothes and footwear for exercising in and a drink of water.

How long will I be attending the rehabilitation class and when?

You will be asked to attend 1 session once per week, for a total of 8 sessions.

Who else will be there?

There will be around 10 to 12 children of all ages with similar pain with you, as well as 2 physiotherapists.

What do my parents or carers do while I exercise?

You do not need to have a parent or carer stay with you throughout the class. If they want to stay, there is a waiting area for them. There is limited space within the class setting.

What will happen if I cannot attend?

It is important that you call the physiotherapy department on 0114 271 7227 to let us know if you cannot attend.

If you miss multiple classes without letting us know we will contact your therapist and you may be discharged.

What should I do if my back starts to hurt?

If you have any change in your symptoms such as more back pain, new numbness or pins and needles, please let your physiotherapist know.

Where is the class?

The classes are at the Advanced Wellness Research Centre (AWRC). The entrance is off Leeds Road. Go through the main entrance of the Sheffield Hallam Building and check in at reception.

There is a free car park, park within the bays signed for NHS patients.

The building can be accessible by public transport. Select Travel South Yorkshire for route planning help.

Advanced Wellness Research Centre, Sheffield Hallam University, Olympic Legacy Park 2 Old Hall Road, S9 3TY.

Contact us

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Harriet Doody on 0114 271 7227.

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Disclaimer

Please note: this is a generic information sheet relating to care at Sheffield Children’s NHS FT. These details may not reflect treatment at other hospitals. This information is not intended as a substitute for professional medical care. Always follow your healthcare professionals’ instructions. If this resource relates to medicines, please read it alongside the medicine manufacturer’s patient information leaflet. If this information has been translated into another language from English, efforts have been made to maintain accuracy, but there may still be some translation errors. If you are unsure about any of the guidance in this resource or have specific questions about how it relates to your child, always ask your healthcare professional for further advice.

Resource number: PT85

Resource Type: Article

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