Health Referral at Honiton Leisure Centre
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Referral programmes to help you achieve an active life
We offer a range of referral programmes here at LED in Honiton
PULSE GP Referral Scheme
Established since 1994 to enable people to benefit from supervised physical activity
What are the benefits of PULSE? Physical activity has many beneficial factors, including lower blood pressure, improved joint mobility, relieve back pain, alleviate symptoms of depression and stress, reduce obesity, help prevent coronary heart disease and strokes
Whilst there are always staff available to help and advise you, your goal is to become independent and make physical activity a lifestyle choice
How long do I stay on PULSE? The PULSE programme runs for 12 weeks, attending 2 sessions per week
How much does is cost? There is a charge for your initial assessment, which also covers your reassessment. The PULSE sessions are offered at discounted rates. Please contact us for further information on price
How do I book my first appointment? You can download your referral form by clicking the link below then simply complete and bring it along to us here at the centre. The fitness instructor will arrange a suitable time for your appointment. A letter will be sent confirming your appointment with the relevant paperwork
Simply contact your local health professional or GP to be referred onto this scheme
Sometimes called the ‘knee or hip class’, ESCAPE-pain is a rehabilitation programme designed to reduce pain and disability for people who:
- Are over 45 years of age
- Have knee and/or hip pain for at least 3 month
Information, advice and support from a Physiotherapist or exercise professional to help better manage chronic joint pain and lead a more active life
- · A group exercise programm tailored to individual needs
- · A chance to socialise with and learn from other people living with arthritis
Strength & Balance
It is an exercise class for older people who have had a fall or who feel unsteady on their feet. The aim of the classes is to improve your strength and balance, and also to help you feel more conﬁdent when you are out and about.
The instructor will guide you through someexercises to help increase your stamina and help with your balance on the move. You will then work on exercises to help build your muscle and bone strength and learn how to get up from the ﬂoor safely shouldyou have a fall. Finally at the end of the class you will do some relaxation and stretching. All of the exercises can be doneseated or standingso all abilities can take part.You will be given an exercise handout at the start of the course, you will be encouraged to do these exercises at home.
Cardiac Rehab Phase 4
A supervised program for people who have had heart conditions
The Sessions Small groups of participants meet up and work on their personal programmes. The instructor is there at all times and for phase 3 there will be a cardiac nurse present. Depending on the phase you are attending you will be on Cardiac Rehab between 6-12 weeks.
At your initial assessment This will consist of an 1 hour appointment where we measure height, weight, blood pressure, resting heart rate and lung function. There is also a treadmill based fitness test.
How do I book my first appointment? To attend Cardiac Rehab you will need to be referred by a Doctor or Health Professional. You can take your referral form to your nearest LED centre and the fitness instructor will arrange a suitable time for your appointment. A letter will be sent confirming your appointment with the relevant paperwork
How to prepare for your first appointment Try to get a good nights sleep the night before, avoid drinking large amounts of alcohol 24 hours prior to your appointment, avoid eating a heavy meal less than 3 hours before your appointment, avoid drinking caffeine less than 2 hours before such as tea, coffee, chocolate, cola, wear loose and comfortable clothing, bring your GTN spray and BHF rehab folder.
Free walks led by a qualified leader
This is a scheme that has been introduced in East Devon to encourage people of all ages including those with health and mobility problems, and those recovering from illness, to walk for their health. These walks are free and led by qualified volunteer walk leaders, who have undergone the National Walking for Health training
These walks are a mixture of town and country walks and are aimed at those who are doing very little or no exercise at the moment, but who would like to become more active The walks are graded by time rather than distance