Activities and Classes We Run

EWA runs a range of activities which can be tailored to specific needs. For some people activities involving movement are most appropriate and for others therapies can be more sedate or focussed on sensory needs.

Activities

The Otago Exercise Programme

 All our instructors are trained leaders in the Otago Exercise Programme.

 We are currently running classes in:

Dornoch

 

Dornoch Social Club, School Hill Dornoch.
IV25

 

Tuesdays

 

10.30 – 12.30

 

Invergordon

 

Saltburn Hall
Saltburn
Invergordon
IV18

 

Thursdays

 

03.00 – 4.30

 

Helmsdale

 

Community Centre
Dunrobin Street
Helmsdale
KW8 6JX

 

Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays

 

10.00 – 2.30

 

The otago exercise programme is a set of leg muscle strengthening and balance retraining exercises designed specifically to prevent falls.

Otago renews balance and strengthens your core muscles.

Tai Chi Classes

Helmsdale

 

Community Centre
Dunrobin Street
Helmsdale
KW8 6JX

 

New class starting soon

 

 

Rosehall

 

Community Hall
Rosehall
Lairg, Sutherland, IV27 4BD

 

Mondays

 

2.30 – 3.30

 

Tai Chi is suitable for most people wishing to improve balance and co-ordination.  A chair based set is also offered.

EWA work with independent clients and the Dornoch Firth Group, visiting people in their own homes.

We can build strong relationships, encouraging renewed interest in mobility and regain some independence if possible for the service user.

An assessment of what form of exercise is best to successfully engage or maintain a level of activity in the home and community.

This could start with chair based exercise, walking around the home, outside walks and visiting the local café, promoting socialisation.

Moving on when appropriate, observing the service user’s wishes, to eventually if possible join in with classes in the community.

EWA are currently working ‘at home’ with people who have various conditions ie. , Stroke, Fractured Hips, Spinal injury and Dementia.

Therapies

A range of therapies are used to communicate and build relationships with service users.

Music
Art
Therapeutic massage
Meridian Tapping
Cognitive Sensory Therapy