Throughout the Lockdown we have continued to deliver the Back Class online and this has turned out to be a great success.
The Back Class has been an institution at Richmond Physiotherapy for over twenty years and we are enormously proud of the way it has endured.
Kathryn and Pippa have ingeniously created a safe and effective class on Zoom with fun and remarkably effective exercises for strength, co-ordination and balance, twice weekly.
In all these years, with all the myriad of research into various methods of treatment for back pain, there is only one approach consistently backed by positive evidence and that is exercise.
Well done to the Fabulous Bax Group who have turned up regularly, in their living rooms, halls, bedrooms and kitchens, for a good laugh combined with some entertaining home exercises using cushions, chairs and various bits of re-purposed household items.
The camaraderie and sense of belonging has been an inspiration plus everyone’s kept their strength up and taken care of their backs. Result!!
The classes take place On Mondays and Thursdays. Call the clinic on 020 8332 1132 to book your place.
‘Classes are even better on-line! You can see yourself, adjust your movements and check back to see you are doing it right. It is enjoyable as you see the others at the same time as the physiotherapist. She can see you and you can unmute yourself when you want to ask questions if you are not sure about something. This is much better and safer than an exercise video. I really enjoy it. Thank you Pippa and Kathryn.’
CB, 19 May 2020
‘A huge thank you to you, and Kathryn, for setting us all up for our Zoomy Back Class. I used to really enjoy our Thursday afternoons, so now, in these extraordinary times, having class TWICE a week is such a welcome and bolstering thing, and we feel so lucky that you’ve made it possible. We both really feel the benefit, both physically and mentally. Big claps for Richmond Physio on Thursday nights! See you both tomorrow… Cheers.’
Joan & Derek, May 2020
‘The back class online has been invaluable for me during the lockdown. Normally I go swimming in the mornings and attend the back class once a week. Neither of these are now possible. I do walk each day, but this does not do much for my back. So the online class is extremely important for me.’
Rohan, May 2020
‘I felt that I must write a few words about Richmond Physiotherapy’s wonderful back class, which I have been attending for many years now. Until recently we would meet together, as a group, in person, with our instructor, either Pippa Rollitt or Kathryn Brodie. This was not just an excellent exercise session, led by two of the most professional, and most personable, physios, but it was also a very enjoyable social occasion – such a lovely group of participants. Unfortunately, since the arrival of the COVID-19 virus, we have been unable to meet in person, but we now have virtual sessions, in our own homes, using ZOOM. Pippa and Kathryn have done an outstanding job in arranging these sessions, which are not just enjoyable, but can be challenging. Every session is very carefully structured, and the physios monitor very closely how we are coping with the exercises. They understand, fully, everybody’s individual problems, our differing needs, and differing abilities. I cannot recommend Back Class highly enough. Thank you Pippa and Kathryn.’
Alison Rhodes, May 2020