It depends. The factors that decide whether you will require a one-on-one or class format include:
If you require maximum supervision a therapist will be with you at all times in a one-on-one setting.
More commonly, a small group setting provides adequate supervision once the program is designed and implemented by your physiotherapist. A class setting allows for a more cost effective way of receiving your physio-supervised exercise programme.
Group appropriateness and availability:
With one-on-one care, the pathway to learning independent exercise can be quicker as more time is spent individually teaching and explaining the programme. For some people, this is the quickest and most effective way to learn how to become independent with your healthy life plan.
Social and motivational interactions in our group classes can inspire and build an encouraging environment for some people. For those that enjoy exercising with others, this can be an excellent stimulus for making changes in your life.
It’s also great to see other people at all levels of physical function and fitness exercising, and making improvements.
One-on-one is suitable for:
- People requiring maximum supervision.
- Those wanting maximum input in the early stages to help speed up the road to independent exercise.
- People who prefer a one-on-one environment over group exercise.
Groups are suitable for:
- People safe enough to be in small groups to implement their programme.
- People requiring slower and more supervised programme delivery for a longer period before becoming independent with exercise.
- People preferring group exercise to engage with others to motivate and be motivated.