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The team has successfully worked on programmes specially designed for people with many types of Health issues, some are listed below. The results of our programmes have been to give clients a good feeling of well-being and a positive outlook on life: a sense of ‘Yes. I can do that!’ Our programmes deal with the whole fitness outlook of the person and may also serve as a progression from physiotherapy.
Overweight / Obesity: Generally individuals who have a Body Mass Index of 25+ are considered overweight, those with a Body Mass Index of 30 are termed obese. Overweight has been defined as too much body weight for height. Obesity is a condition in which weight gain has reached the point of seriously endangering health and a persons fat to muscle ratio has increased. Some people are more genetically susceptible than others.
Diabetes: The level of glucose (sugar) in the blood is controlled by a hormone called insulin. This is made by the pancreas which lies just behind the stomach.The purpose of insulin is to help glucose to enter the body cells. Glucose is the fuel used by everyone for physical activity.
Osteoporosis: This affects 1 in 3 woman and 1 in 12 men in the United Kingdom. It causes more than 200,000 fractures each year. Osteoporosis is a condition in which low bone density and deterioration of bone leads to fragile bones that are susceptible to fractures.
Arthritis: 8 million people of all ages in the UK including children have arthritis. Some kinds of Arthritis are particular to age groups and gender. There are over 200 different forms of arthritis of which the following are most common.
Hypertension: Blood pressure is the product of cardiac output and the amount of resistance to blood flow within the circulation (known as Total Peripheral Resistance).Hypertension occurs when an individuals blood pressure is consistently elevated above Normal levels (usually due to increase in TPR). High blood pressure places susceptible individuals at higher risk of a coronary event. This is because the heart has to work harder to pump the blood around the body which can cause the muscle wall of the left ventricle to become thickened and enlarged. Other complications can include Stroke,Peripheral Vascular Disease and Kidney Failure.
Brain Tumour: This is a growth of cells in the brain that multiplies in an abnormal, uncontrollable way. It can either, be cancerous (malignant) or non cancerous (benign). Brain tumours are graded from 1 to 4 according to their behaviour for example how fast they grow back after treatment.
Cardiovascular Disease: This is the main cause of death in the UK, accounting for over 250,000 deaths a year: more than four out of ten deaths. Cardiovascular diseases include: Coronary Heart Disease (CHD), Heart Failure, Hypertension, Valvular Heart Disease, Stroke, Congenital Heart Disease, Peripheral Vascular disease.
Multiple Sclerosis (MS): M.S. is a neurological condition which affects around 100,000 people in the UK. Most people diagnosed are between the ages of 20 – 40, but it can affect younger and older people too, roughly three times as many women have MS than men.
Parkinson’s Disease: Parkinson’s disease is a progressive neurological disorder that affects gait, posture and causes tremors. It is more common among individuals over the age 50. The rate of progression of the disease and associated disability differs between individuals.
Mental Health: Good psychological health plays a major role in an individuals overall health. The components of psychological health include a positive outlook, healthy levels of depression or anxiety and the ability to deal with stress in a positive manner. It is more than the absence of symptoms of mental illness
Disabilities: This is a general term for the consequence of impairment that may be physical, cognitive, mental, sensory, emotional, developmental, or some combination of these. A disability may be present from birth, or occur during a person’s lifetime.