A new therapy centre that has opened in Sheffield to help elderly people exercise and stay mobile is attracting huge interest from local care providers.
Operated by independent charity, Valley Leisure LTD, the centre has eight accessible power assisted exercise machines supplied by Shapemaster and a Medicotech Thera-trainer.
The specialist equipment adopted by the centre enables users to exercise passively or actively, depending on their abilities.
Liz Murray, community health development manager at Valley Leisure, said the charity has been “staggered” by the interest it has received from local healthcare providers.
“They 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,” she said.
Users of the facility also have the option of accessing affordable and individualised physiotherapy sessions.
Physiotherapy treatments include soft tissue mobilisation, balance rehabilitation and mobility interventions to optimise physical wellbeing and performance.
Valley Leisure’s sole aim is to enable people to move more and feel better and through the operation of our new Power Assisted Exercise facility we are certain that we can make a real difference to help many people live as well as they can for as long as they can,” added Murray.