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‘I Can’ Therapy Centre

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 Physiotherapist, Centre Coordinator and team of volunteer ‘I Can’ 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 suite provides 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 a 10 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

I Can Pricing

As of Thursday 1st November 2018, I Can Therapy Centre prices will be as follows:

Assessment fee (1st Assessment and first Review Assessment): £35.00

Review Assessment: £20.00

Pay-as-you-go: £5.50

Pre-pay – 10 sessions for the price of 9: £49.50

Monthly fee: £33.00

Half Monthly fee: £16.50

Annual fee – 12 months for the price of 11: £363

Community Outreach Exercise Classes

In conjunction with the I Can Therapy Centre, a range of community based exercise classes are available.

Choga

‘Choga’ – a seated exercise class incorporating gentle stretches, breathing techniques, mobility and strength building exercises to work the body and relax the mind enabling you to feel restored and rejuvenated.

Tuesdays – 11am to 12pm

£4 per person per session

Gilliat Hall (Scout Hall), 28 Marlborough Street, Andover, Hants SP10 1DQ

For more information call 01264 568 240

Steady and Strong

Starting Wednesday 7th March 2018

A specialist exercise class incorporating recognised seated and standing exercises to improve strength, balance, mobility and coordination to work the whole body enabling you to feel more confident and steadier on your feet.

Wednesdays – 11am to 12pm

£5 per person per session

Gilliat Hall (Scout Hall), 28 Marlborough Street, Andover, Hants SP10 1DQ

For more information call 01264 568 240

Now Recruiting…

‘I Can’ Circuit Coordinator

FTE – 39 hours per week

The ‘I Can’ Circuit Coordinator is a new role for Valley Leisure Ltd and is key to supporting the Centre Manager with the smooth and effective delivery and ‘flow’ of the exercise circuit at the I Can Therapy Centre, Andover, Hampshire.

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced exercise instructor with an exercise referral qualification or similar and relevant experience working with older or less able exercisers. The role is ideal for someone looking to progress their exercise career within a specialist exercise setting.

The I Can Therapy Centre aims to provide an opportunity for people to move more and feel better with a view
to supporting them to live as independently as possible, as well as possible, for as long as possible.

This role will include ensuring excellent customer service is provided to all users, delivery of a safe and effective exercise experience for all users, implementation of customer generation and retention strategies and crucially the coordination of a small team of volunteers.

Suitable candidates will possess the following:

  • OTAGO Exercise Programme Leader.
  • Level 3 Exercise Referral, Older Adults, Disabled Adults Qualification or equivalent.
  • Registration with an industry recognised professional body.
  • Proven track record of working with special populations.
  • An understanding of the benefits associated with being active and keeping healthy and well.
  • An understanding and empathy towards older customers and those living with a long-term health
    condition.
  • An understanding of volunteering and the benefits that volunteers can bring to an organisation.
  • Excellent personal and inter-personal skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent listening skills with the ability to adopt appropriate style and methods of communication
  • Excellent organisational skills including administrative, resource and time management, ability to
    establish and coordinate systems and processes.
  • IT Skills including Microsoft Office applications and databases.
  • A team player able to work well with others within and outside of the team.
  • Self-motivated with the ability to set and manage priorities.
  • A flexible approach to work and a changing environment.

For more information please call 01264 568241 or to apply, please send your written application including CV and covering letter to: Ann Jones, Centre Manager, I Can Therapy Centre; ajones@icantherapycentre.co.uk.

Deadline for applications is Friday 30th November 2018.

‘I Can’ Volunteer

‘I Can’ volunteers are needed for regular periods during the opening hours of the Therapy Centre (currently Monday to Friday 10am to 3pm) to support Therapy Centre users by creating a warm, friendly and welcoming environment and providing encouragement and guidance to users of the power assisted exercise equipment in addition to supporting various administrative elements of the Centre.

A small team of paid staff including a Centre Coordinator, Physiotherapist and Community Health Development Manager will support all ‘I Can’ Volunteers in their role.

Uniform and full training will be provided.

For an informal chat about volunteering opportunities, please call Ann Jones, Centre Coordinator on 01264 568241 or email info@icantherapycentre.co.uk.

Find and Contact Us

I Can Therapy Centre
Salto Centre
Off Charlton Road
Andover
Hants
SP10 4AJ

01264 568241

info@icantherapycentre.co.uk

I Can Therapy Centre, Salto Centre, Charlton Road, Andover, Hants, SP10 4AJ