Our Healthy Mind and Movement program (HMM) fills the gap between hospital support and self-care at home. The program supports (particularly older) community members to build exercise endurance, general fitness and improve their overall independence and wellbeing. It also assists those with newly diagnosed or early onset dementia or mild cognitive impairment.
The Healthy Mind and Movement program comprises of three fully funded classes which are offered by our Physio, EP and AHA onsite in our Ambulatory Care Centre gym at Kyneton. A GP clearance may be required to participate and we do request a past medical history be provided.
Fully Funded Exercise Program – 12 supervised sessions available at Kyneton only.
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Keep Moving classes
Suitable for anyone 50 plus who has been recently hospitalised recovering from injury, illness, has had recent surgery or suffers from musculoskeletal pain or simply wants to maintain or build fitness. Keep moving aims to provide individualized functional exercise treatment in a friendly, supported environment to help prevent and manage chronic conditions.
Wednesday 9.00am – 10.00am and 2.30pm – 3.30pm
Thursday 9.00am – 10.00am and 1.00pm- 2.00pm
Active Body, Active Brain classes
Run in conjunction with the Treehouse program (Kyneton Hospital) which supports those living with dementia and for those caring for dementia at home (carer support component). Active Body, Active Brain classes are for people with dementia or cognitive impairment. Exercise for people with dementia helps maintain muscle strength and reduce mobility problems, as well as benefitting general wellbeing, stress and sleep. Exercise has been shown to reduce/slow the effects of dementia as well as improve brain health.
Monday 11.00am – 12noon Thursday 10.30 – 11.30am
Well Balanced classes
A balance and falls prevention class for participants who are either independent or use a gait aid. The exercises focus on balance, lower and upper body strength, posture and endurance to reduce the reliance of gait aids. The class aims to improve confidence and help prevent falls in the community and within the home. You do not need to have a prior fall to attend the class.
Wednesday 1.00 – 2.00pm Thursday 2.30pm – 3.30pm
Planned Oncology Prehab/Rehab classes TBA
All HMM classes run for 1 hour (12 weeks) and are led by a Physiotherapist and Exercise Physiologist with the input/assistance of an AHA in small group settings.
How to register for one of our classes?
GP referral and medical history preferred, although patients may self-refer.
A GP clearance may be required to participate if deemed necessary upon assessment.
To find out more, contact the Health Mind and Movement team phone: (03) 5422 9946