Hallamshire Physiotherapy has now opened a new site 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 Sheffields rehabilitation services. All sessions are run by Physiotherapists or Specialist Trainers.

Classes available are:

PD Warrior

PD Warrior is a ‘neuro-active’ programme (Melissa McConaghy explains the PDWarrior programme) that is designed specifically for the person 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 2 accredited instructors – Karen Hodgson and Bhanu Ramaswamy.

There are no other facilities in the region offering this successful programme.

We are holding an introductory evening on Wednesday 17 August to introduce the concept and then we will be starting an initial programme and circuit based class.

If you would like to:

  • Look, move and feel better
  • Find out how to start a neuro-active exercise
  • Build your confidence
  • Slow the progression of your Parkinsons

Then, contact the clinic on 0114 2671223 to discuss any issues/costs or to register for the introductory session. 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.

Class benefits

  • Promote social bonding, meet/talk with like-minded people with similar conditions, relatable goals.
  • Motivation boost, encouraging instructors and class mates, team spirit
  • Instructor lead
  • Block booking to keep you accountable and keep turning up each week!
  • Fun! 
  • Small class sizes will ensure each person receives individual attention to be able to check that the exercises are performed in the most beneficial way 
  • Gets you out the house!

Further details:  Pilates and Rehabilitation https://www.parkinsons.org.uk/information-and-support/your-magazine/experts/pilates-and-parkinsons


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

  • Cardiac Rehab – Based on a PhaseIV intervention, this session is designed for people living with all forms of coronary heart disease and want to improve fitness and wellbeing.
  • Pulmonary Rehab – For those with difficulty breathing due to COPD, post Covid19 or other respiratory condition, this could help slow down the effects of these terrible conditions.
  • Cancer Care – Either pre- or post-surgery to help aid with recovery and confidence.
  • MSK Class – Targeting problems arising from the musculoskeletal system. This includes injuries and diseases affecting the muscles, bones and joints of the limbs and spine.
  • Otago (Falls Prevention) – The only evidence-based session to improve balance and strength programme.

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.

For more information call us on:

0114 2671223 or 0114 5537807