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Better Balance Clinic

The JCU Physiotherapy Better Balance program is a six-week group exercise program, designed to help improve an individual’s balance, confidence and overall mobility. It provides an opportunity to exercise in an air-conditioned fun, social, and safe environment whilst under the close guidance of physiotherapists and physiotherapy students.

Who: anyone aged 60 years and over
When: Tuesday or Friday afternoon (2pm – 4pm) for 6 weeks
Where: JCUHealth, Level 1 , Clinical Practice Building
Cost: $5 each session (includes afternoon tea)

What does the program include?

  • Six weeks of a physiotherapist supervised exercise program designed to strengthen leg muscles and improve balance
  • Program run in a well-lit, air-conditioned environment
  • A personalized take-home booklet of exercises with exercise checklist
  • Afternoon tea
  • Optional notification to your GP of your participation and improvement(s)

What do I need?

  • Comfortable, loose fitting clothing suitable for exercise
  • Closed in shoes (preferred)
  • Water bottle (water supplied if forgotten)
  • Any medications required during this time (e.g. asthma puffer)

To register or receive more information please contact JCUHealth reception on 4781 4495.