Classes

PD Warrior

PD Warrior is an intensive circuit program designed to fight the symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease. PD Warrior is supported by a growing body of evidence that shows intensive, high–effort, complex exercise has the potential to slow the progression of your symptoms due to the brain’s ability to re-wire itself!

At West Tamar Physiotherapy, we apply the core principles of PD Warrior to create an engaging and supportive environment to exercise in. PD Warrior is not the same as going to the gym as it is a program specific to fighting the symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease. If you are not doing a combination of physical and cognitive exercises you may be missing out on the benefits of exercise.

Our goal is to help you:

  • Build your confidence
  • Move more freely
  • Re-train your brain
  • Get back to doing the things you love!

PD Warrior sessions occur twice a week as follows:

  • Monday at 11:00am – 12:00pm
  • Friday at 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Windsor Park Complex – Pavilion Building 2

1 Windsor Drive, Riverside, Tas, 7250 (beside the Windsor Park Football oval)

Neurofit

Neurofit is a fun social group run by our Allied Health Assistants for people with neurological conditions. It is a group class which places equal emphasis on cognition (brain fitness) and physical fitness to improve your ability to participate in your regular activities. You can expect to complete a number of games and activities to stimulate your brain, as well as exercise to keep your muscles strong which will help you improve your ability to move freely.

Neurofit sessions occur once a week as follows:

  • Tuesday at 1:30pm – 3:00pm

Windsor Park Complex – Pavilion Building 2

1 Windsor Drive, Riverside, TAS, 7250 (Beside the Windsor Park Football oval)

Hydrotherapy

Hydrotherapy is the use of water for therapy, exercise and rehabilitation. Hydrotherapy has been well proven to assist in recovery from surgery or injury, and often provides a means of relieving aches and pains through movement. At West Tamar Physiotherapy we utilise the buoyancy, warmth, resistance and compressive qualities of water to treat a range of conditions including:

  • Musculoskeletal injuries
  • Neurological conditions such as stroke and multiple sclerosis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Post operative rehabilitation (e.g. total hip or knee replacements)
  • Spinal injuries

Hydrotherapy sessions are as follows:

  • Launceston Aquatic Centre every Tuesday at 4:00 – 5:00pm.
  • Gravelly Beach Swim Centre every Tuesday and Thursday at 11:00am – 12:00pm

Aquafit

Aquafit classes are for anyone who is looking to improve their overall health and well-being. These group sessions are run by an Allied Health Assistant who is able to easily modify exercise to suit your ability. The class incorporates resistance, aerobic and balance components to help you build strength and fitness. We utilise a variety of different equipment including foam dumbbells, noodles, and kickboards. We recommend booking in to see one of our physiotherapists prior to joining our aquafit classes to ensure the exercise and environment is safe and suitable for you.

If you choose to attend our Aquafit classes, you can expect the following:

  • Group, paired and individual exercise
  • Fun, social and inclusive environment
  • Consistent supported to help you improve your fitness

Aquafit classes occur twice a week as follows:

  • Monday at 11:00am – 12:00pm
  • Wednesday at 9:00am – 10:00am

Gravelly Beach Swim Centre

363 Gravelly Beach Rd, Gravelly Beach TAS 7276

Autism Swim

Autism Swim is the only certifying body specific to Autism and aquatics worldwide. At West Tamar Physiotherapy, we are proud to have Autism Swim Approved Instructors. Autism Swim and West Tamar Physiotherapy work closely to deliver the best possible outcomes for our swimmers. Our staff receive training, resources, and support in order to understand the differing needs of our participants which helps us to teach them effectively.

The team at Autism Swim assist us in targeting three key areas:

  • Water Therapy: Ensuring our swimmers are comfortable and happy to be in and around the water.
  • Water Safety: Water safety is imperative for every learner, however even more so for our swimmers who have a decreased ability to perceive risk and danger.
  • Learn to Swim: Adapting and modifying our teaching techniques to ensure we cater for all different learning styles and abilities. We work toward individual goals, rather than trying to fit learners into pre-determined ‘levels’

Autism Swim sessions are currently run as one-on-one sessions depending on instructor availability. Please contact our office if you are interested in Austism Swim sessions.

GymFIT (Exeter)

GYM FIT is an exercise group for those aged over 50. It is a circuit-based class with exercises for improving strength, mobility and balance, as well as heart and bone health.

The circuit involves 2 minutes at each station performing exercises that focus on improving strength and endurance in the arms, legs, and core. We also include balance exercises in the circuit, and often finish with a group challenge that makes the brain work hard too!

This group is currently run by one of our physiotherapists and exercises can therefore be adapted to suit your abilities.

GYM Fit sessions are run once a week as follows:

  • Thursday at 1:30pm – 2:30pm

West Tamar Physiotherapy (Exeter Office)

7 Glen Ard Mohr Road, Exeter TAS 7275

Gym Group (Riverside)

West Tamar Physiotherapy hire the EFM gym at Windsor Pavilion Centre twice a week. The aim of this group is to introduce/ re-introduce people of all abilities to a gym setting. This may include people with a disability or simply people recovering from injury who need close support and advice in a gym setting.

This group is supported by a physiotherapist and one or two allied health assistants to ensure exercises are completed in a safe and effective manner. The gym group provides a fun, happy and welcoming environment in which to exercise.

Gym Group sessions are run twice a week as follows:

  • Monday at 3:00pm – 4:00pm
  • Wednesday at 10:30am – 12:30pm

EFM Gym Riverside

1 Windsor Dr, Riverside TAS 7250

Pilates

Pilates is a form of exercise which focuses on muscular strength, increasing flexibility, helping with posture alignment, core strengthening and muscle balance. We are proud to be able to offer one-on-one pilated sessions with out Matwork Pilates qualified instructor. We have both a Pilates Reformer and Pilates Table to assist with providing a variety of different exercises for each individual client. Sessions run from 30 to 60 minutes with programs designed to suit the individual needs of each client.