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Exercise@863 is based at one of our other clinic sites, 863 Ecclesall Road, Sheffield and is specifically designed for exercise rehabilitation classes. 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 specialist physiotherapists or trainers.


Classes available are for:


PD Warrior

PD Warrior is our ‘neuro-active’ programme at the Hallamshire Physiotherapy Clinic, designed specifically for anyone 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.

For more information please visit our PD Warrior page.

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 classmates, 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

Strength and Conditioning

For 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.

You can be confident with Hallamshire Physiotherapy Clinic. Our outstanding reputation speaks for itself and all our high-quality specialist treatments and exercise programmes you can trust.

Please call:

0114 267 1223

Alternatively, you can email us at: or try our live chat facility in the bottom corner of the website.


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 Community Wellness Services on:

0114 267 1223 or 0114 553 7807

863 Ecclesall Road – Community Wellness Services Sheffield


Case study

Dorothy came to us hoping to improve her posture, strength and fitness levels, having previously beaten cancer that has unfortunately led to some ongoing problems impacting her levels of function. Despite having a history of osteoarthritis and osteoporosis, we have followed the evidence from the LIFTMOR trial that shows heavy strength training is beneficial for bone mineral density and can lead to a greater quality of life. Dorothy has also been regularly joining in with our online strength and conditioning classes and is now able to walk for longer, feels fitter, is having less pain and able to do more! Well done Dorothy!!

See Dorothy in action. Click the image below to view

To book an appointment with one of our highly skilled and approachable specialist therapists, call 0114 267 1223

Alternatively, you can email us at or try our live chat facility at the bottom of the page.
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