‘I Can’ Therapy Centres
This innovative and bespoke new exercise experience combines the clinical knowledge and expertise of a therapy led service with a community based rehabilitation facility for the benefit of those with health conditions and also those looking to mobilise and feel better.
We know that the ‘I Can’ Therapy Centre will enable users to move more and to feel better – physically, mentally and socially.
With a unique support system in place, from a Centre Manager, Physiotherapist or Clinical Exercise Physiologist and Exercise Circuit Coordinator and team of volunteer Activity Buddies, users of the ‘I Can’ Therapy Centre will feel encouraged and enabled to move more in a warm, welcoming, safe and supported environment.
The overall aim of the ‘I Can’ Therapy Centre is to enable people to move as well as possible for as long as possible and feel as good as possible.
Innovation in Social Wellbeing
Our new centres provide power assisted exercise for everybody, irrespective of age, mobility, or health.
Power Assisted Exercise
Power assisted exercise offers a positive and accessible exercise option for a broad range of health conditions and for those looking to be more active.
We all know that we should be moving more and research highlights that moving more improves physical function, self-esteem and reduces disease progression and can help slow the rate of disease progression for those with long-term health conditions such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, stroke and arthritis.
The equipment is specifically designed to enable those who are not as active as they would like to be or who may have a long-term health condition or be disabled who need to be more active but who cannot or would not access a regular exercise facility.
Users of this specialist equipment can choose to exercise completely passively with no muscular effort, with minimal muscular effort or to exercise with full effort.
The Equipment We Use
Developed by Valley Leisure Ltd, the ‘I Can’ Therapy Centre offers an 10 to 12 station circuit of power assisted exercise equipment, manufactured in the UK and supplied by Shapemaster.
Power assisted exercise
Stroke recovery and power assisted exercise – Sara Payne MBE