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Learning disability service’s health and wellbeing programme

Posted: March 21, 2017

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Sirona’s Learning Disability Service in South Gloucestershire is running a special health and wellbeing programme.

Referrals are made from both within and outside of the team as well as being open to self-referral with the aim of promoting and maintaining good health for service users.

Sarah Denton, Sirona Hydrotherapy Pool Manager, said: “The main aim is to offer information on healthy eating and access to exercise for those who may need some extra guidance. This is on top of dietetic or physiotherapy advice for those who need the specialist intervention.”

“We follow this up with a refresher 12 week course to repeat and expand on the information given. The service users can be weighed if they choose but the emphasis is more on keeping fit than weight loss.

“We also offer a weekly therapeutic fitness group at our hydrotherapy pool where service users who have been referred for physiotherapy can attend to maintain their strength, mobility and exercise tolerance that was achieved whilst undergoing their initial physiotherapy intervention.”

The initiative began in April and features a 12 week, one-hour session, programme with a maximum of four people per group. To refer to the service, please contact: Sarah Denton, Hydrotherapy Unit Manager, South
Glos CLDT, Sirona care & health. Email: Sarah.Denton@sirona-cic.org.uk