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Exercise @ 863

Hallamshire Physiotherapy has an exercise facility at 863 Ecclesall Road.

HP @ 863 is specifically designed for exercise rehabilitation. It is well known that exercise improves not just musculoskeletal health but also cardiovascular and neurological health as well as strengthening the immune system.

Due to the importance of exercise we have joined forces with the award winning Community Wellness Services to enhance Sheffield’s rehabilitation services. All sessions are run by Physiotherapists or Specialist Trainers.

Classes available are:

PD Warrior

PD Warrior is a ‘neuro-active’ programme (15) Introducing PD Warrior! | Live brave with Parkinsons – YouTube that is designed specifically for people newly diagnosed with Parkinson’s. Medication helps with symptom relief and general exercise programs will keep you healthy, but neither of them slow the progression of your disease. The recent evidence demonstrates that the right kind of exercise programme is the only way to modify the course of your disease.

PD Warrior is designed for people are:

  • In the early stages of idiopathic Parkinson’s
  • Reasonably fit and active
  • Motivated individuals

PD Warrior aims to show you how exercise can be enjoyable but also to show you how to exercise for life so you are in peak physical and mental condition at every stage of the disease.

Hallamshire Physiotherapy is now a licensed facility with 6 accredited instructors. There are no other facilities in the region offering this successful programme.

Contact the clinic on 0114 2671223 to discuss any issues/costs. There is no referral required.

Neurological Pilates (APPI)  

What Is Pilates?

Pilates is suitable for everyone – the fit and healthy, the injured, the young and the old.

Joseph Pilates founded Pilates over 80 years ago. He was one of the first to explain imbalance theories within the body & developed his own exercise regime to improve the performance of dancers and gymnasts. His legacy lives on. Pilates continues to evolve and benefit thousands of people every day.

Matwork Pilates consists of 34 original mat based Pilates exercises. They are designed to correct muscle imbalance by promoting core stability, flexibility, postural and body awareness and endurance. Pilates is a gentle but physical workout that will teach you how to become fully aware of your body, your posture, and your movement patterns. It will improve your strength and muscle tone, and leave you feeling relaxed with a sense of wellbeing. Pilates will allow you to recognize incorrect movement patterns, isolate them, and correct them. This makes the discipline invaluable for injury prevention as well as for rehabilitation.

Pilates for Neurological conditions

Neurological Pilates combines traditional Pilates movements with functional neurological exercises, making it an excellent form of low impact exercise for people with neurological conditions, e.g. Parkinson’s disease, Multiple Sclerosis & stroke.

Neurological conditions often lead to weakness, reduce or increased muscle tone and reduced balance.

Neuro Pilates involves a series of exercises designed to increase strength, flexibility, improve posture and body awareness for neurological patients.

Exercises are targeted towards the deep muscles of the core to develop a strong central base for everyday activities such as walking, standing, and reaching.

Pilates also involves strengthening the upper body, particularly around the shoulder girdle and neck, to improve function and posture.


  • Increased muscle strength
  • Reduced tone and spasticity
  • Increased flexibility
  • Improved postural alignment
  • Greater body awareness
  • Increased balance
  • Reduced risk of injury

Multiple Sclerosis:

Pilates is a popular form of exercise for people with Multiple Sclerosis, and many current research papers advocate it as a form of rehabilitation to improve posture, strength, flexibility, pain, quality of life, and fatigue.


Pilates is an ideal form of exercise for many post-stroke patients. It is especially effective for balance re-education in addition to re-training specific muscle groups. It is also a perfect way to return to exercise in the community instead of the hospital, socialise with others and increase your confidence. Recent research studies have started to prove that Pilates can help improve walking, balance and quality of life in chronic stroke patients.

Parkinson’s Disease:

The core exercise regimes for people with Parkinson’s Disease work on balance, postural awareness, correction of poor posture, and the control of movement. Modified Pilates focuses on all these aspects, as well as co-ordination, flexibility, muscle strength and concentration. It is perfect for the body and for the mind, even helping you sleep better at night. Exercise is as important as medication for all stages of Parkinson’s Disease, and Pilates fits into all 3 stages – at diagnosis to compliment your higher intensity and more vigorous exercise, at the maintenance stage to keep you active, and at the complex stage to keep you flexible and functioning independently.

Currently our Pilates classes are run online twice a week – if you require any further information please do not hesitate to contact us. Our classes are run by Melanie Forsdike who is a qualified Physiotherapist and Pilates Instructor.

Further details:  Pilates and Rehabilitation

Strength and Conditioning

Higher Intensity Resistance Training for people with pain and to improve fitness!

Hallamshire Physiotherapy clinic are the leading Physiotherapy clinic in changing lives of people with pain and disability.

The class is:

  • Run by highly experienced Physiotherapists in the field of rehabilitation
  • Tailored specifically to your needs
  • Applying the best research evidence to address pain
  • Promoting confidence in your body through education
  • Fun and achieves results

Some of the conditions people might have:

  • Low back or neck pain
  • Arthritis
  • Recent joint replacement
  • Recent loss of mobility following an illness
  • Chronic sciatica
  • Previous fracture

Please contact the clinic for further details and to book your place:

0114 267 1223

Classes run by Community Wellness Services

Our partners at CWS are highly qualified exercise specialists and deliver a number of sessions at our venue at 863 Ecclesall Rd.

These sessions are suitable if you are looking for PhaseIV cardiac rehab, pulmonary rehab maintenance, long covid, cancer pre and post surgery, MSK issues, Parkinson’s, Stroke, or those who haven’t exercised in a while and are looking for something nice and steady to get back into it.


10:00 AM – GENTLE CIRCUIT CLASS Utilising gym equipment, can be adjusted for any level, ability, or health condition.

11:00 AM – BALANCE CLASS (Based on Otago) Low intensity, concentrating on improving functional movement, balance and strengthening.


2:00 PM – GENTLE CIRCUIT CLASS Utilising gym equipment, can be adjusted for any level, ability, or health condition.


10:00 AM – GENTLE CIRCUIT CLASS Utilising gym equipment, can be adjusted for any level, ability, or health condition.

11:15 AM – PARKINSONS CLASS Gym based exercise for people living with Parkinsons, can be adapted pending severity of condition.

1:00 PM – CHAIR CLASS Low intensity and gentle exercises whilst seated.


ONE TO ONE SESSIONS AVAILABLE to help with an individual tailored approach for your medical condition, weight loss or just want to get back to feeling fit and healthy.

more information call us on:

0114 2671223 or 0114 5537807

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