We have contracts with two local providers to offer our members ‘Parkinson’s focussed’ weekly exercise classes. The providers are highly professional, experienced and friendly and they offer a range of classes, tailored for individual members at different stages of the condition. Their classes are held at locations hopefully convenient to the majority of members to avoid too much driving.
New members attending the exercise classes are given an initial assessment by the provider to identify the best level of class to meet their needs. Then annual follow-up assessments are carried out to monitor physical progress. These assessments are a one-to-one review with a NeuroPhysiotherapist. The Branch fully funds the initial assessment.
The Branch has agreed a fee with each provider on a member per class basis. The Branch then pays a subsidy per member to the providers, and members pay the balance directly to providers. These member payments are made in advance for a ‘block’ of weekly classes, normally 10 weeks or similar.
Physiotherapy Providers contact details:
Surrey Hills Rehab run a several weekly classes at Cranleigh Youth Centre, Snoxhall Fields Recreation Ground, Knowle Lane, Cranleigh GU6 8JW.
You can view their website by clicking here: Surrey Hills Rehab
You can contact them on 07456 641356, use their contact form or email email@example.com (Kim Wilson)
Surrey Hills Rehab also provide a class over Zoom, please contact them for details.
Foundations Physio run several weekly classes, one at The Royal British legion Hall, West Clandon, GU4 7TD and one at a new temporary venue, Milford Golf Club (previously at Chichester Hall, Godalming – see below).
Please note the temporary change of venue
Whilst the Chichester Hall undergoes remedial works following the flood back in the Winter, the new venue will be the conference room in the Milford Golf Club, Station Lane, Milford, Godalming GU8 5HS
There is plenty of parking available and the golf club is a 6 minute drive from the Chichester Hall so if you are wanting to check out the venue before the start date, then we recommend you do so.
The change of venue will start from w/c 11 September and finish w/c 18 December before our usual two-week break for Christmas. This is however, subject to the Chichester Hall being back up and running. We will update you closer to the time whether the classes will resume in the Milford Golf Club or back in the Chichester Hall, Petworth Rd, Witley, Godalming GU8 5PL.
You can view their website by clicking here: Foundations Physio.
You can contact them on 07817 495791, or email firstname.lastname@example.org (Adam Poulter)
Foundations Physio also provide a class over Zoom, please contact them for details
Stay active at home
Parkinson’s UK offers a range of online exercises that you can do at home. These include chair-based aerobics, vigorous aerobics, balance exercise and strength training. Click here for more information.
These videos include walking workouts to help with cardiovascular health; mobility and balance workouts to help you be more steady on your feet; alongside Seated Core and Conditioning workouts to help with your strength and stability. These workout videos are offered free of charge
In September 2021 Lucy was the winner of the Blogosphere Fitness Influencer of the Year award, this was as a result of votes by the general public.
Neuro Heroes Classes
Neuro Heroes, an award-winning online gym run by highly specialist Neuro Physiotherapists, offering condition-specific exercise classes for people with Parkinson’s (and other neurological conditions), has agreed an exciting partnership with Parkinson’s UK. Together they have created The Neuro Heroes Community Exercise Fund.
Access six Neuro Heroes classes for £15
The fund will subsidise the first six activity sessions for members of the Parkinson’s community who would not normally be able to afford these privately funded classes. Anyone with Parkinson’s who claims Universal Credit or Pension Credit can apply for the subsidised classes (£15 for six sessions).
In addition, health care professionals who believe someone is unable to afford the £15 cost, or work with someone who is not on Universal Credit and would otherwise be unable to afford the session, should contact Neuro Heroes to discuss the application via email at email@example.com
How to apply
Anyone who meets the criteria can complete the Community Exercise Fund application form and access the funding. Individuals can either self refer or be referred by a health care professional.