Valley Leisure LTD have announced that they will be launching their second ‘I Can Therapy Centre’ site within just fourteen months of opening their first site in Andover, Hampshire. The ‘I Can Therapy Centre’ which encourages exercise participation in older adults and supports the rehabilitation needs of those living with long term health conditions will officially launch on 26th February 2019.

Operated by independent charity, Valley Leisure LTD, the Sheffield site will boast eight specially adapted power assisted exercise machines from UK Manufacturer, Shapemaster. Sheffield Neuro Physiotherapy will be support client screening, assessment and exercise programmes for users with varying conditions and abilities.  Users of the facility will have the option of accessing affordable and individualised physiotherapy sessions at the centre. Physiotherapy treatments will include soft tissue mobilisation, balance rehabilitation and mobility interventions to optimise physical wellbeing and performance.

Liz Murray, Community Health Development Manager, Valley Leisure LTD, commented, “We are delighted to be launching our second site in Sheffield and hope to continue on from the success of our Andover site which has already engaged over four hundred users in just one year, helping many of them to move more and feel better. We are also very proud to be working in collaboration with the team at Sheffield Neuro Physiotherapy who will be providing clinical expertise for clients with neurological impairment and those living with long term health conditions”.

The decision to launch a site in Sheffield is a huge geographical shift for the Hampshire based charity, but the overwhelming client need and confidence in Sheffield Neuro Physiotherapy has made the move a ‘no brainer’.

Emma Richards, Managing Director, Sheffield Neuro Physiotherapy added, “Sheffield has been in desperate need of a centre like this for many years. Being able to offer power assisted exercise alongside physiotherapy interventions will not only benefit those with neurological conditions but will also support the needs of many older adults and those with long term conditions, ultimately encouraging and enabling independent living”.

The specialist equipment adopted by the centre enables users to exercise passively or actively, depending on their abilities. Powered by Shapemaster, the equipment has also been customised for optimum accessibility.

The centre has already received positive interest from healthcare providers and voluntary organisations across the city. Liz Murray added, “We are absolutely staggered by the interest we have received from local healthcare providers, who not only see the clinical value in our offering, but the social benefits for a wide range of user groups including older and vulnerable adults”.

 

For further information on the Sheffield ‘I Can Therapy Centre’ please contact:

Liz Murray

Community Health & Development Manager

Tel: 01264 568 194

Email: lmurray@valleyleisure.com