In this section, we have a resources to support your physiotherapy exercise program. Please do not attempt these without prior discussion with our clinical team.

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Exercises to aid weight loss and for a healthy lifestyle

Consuming fewer calories is a well-known way to lose weight but by exercising you increase the number of calories you burn.

Your body functions best when your blood glucose levels remain constant. By doing exercise and consuming fewer calories you encourage your body to use stored calories in the forms of glucose and fat which it takes out of your tissues. The more calories you burn over the amount that your body needs to maintain its current weight, the greater your we ight loss.

Exercise helps you to lose weight but also has major health benefits … read more

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Otago Level 1 Exercises

Welcome to the programme! The exercise programme that you will undertake has been designed specifically for you.

The benefits of exercise are plentiful. By maintaining your programme, you can improve:

  • Balance
  • Muscle strength
  • General fitness
  • General well-being

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Otago Level 2 Exercises

Walking is an excellent way to enhance your general fitness. Try going for a walk on the days between your exercises. Try to increase the distance you walk and the time you spend walking.

Always make sure you are wearing comfortable footwear and clothes. Make sure you start with a warm-up (marching on the spot for two minutes) … read more

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Otago Level 3 Exercises

Never exercise holding on to an object which may move. Always use the side of something stable like a bench or solid table. Wear comfortable clothes and supportive footwear.

Contact your GP if you experience any dizziness, chest pain or shortness of breath (you are unable to speak because you are short of breath) while you are exercising. If you experience pain in your joints or muscles, stop, check your position and try again. If the pain persists contact the person who issued you these exercises … read more

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Otago Level 4 Exercises

Cool down exercises help you to relax and recover

If you are feeling a little short of breath, now is the time to sit in a comfortable chair, close your eyes and concentrate on your breathing and relaxing every part of your body … read more