Tai Chi, Hydrotherapy & Exercise

At AHCN we are always in the front foot to be pro-active and keep the Residents in Ship-Shape.    It is very important that a highly qualified Physiotherapist sets up, Supervises and Reviews the class.   This ensures the class is Safe, Effective and Well Structured.

Tai Chi Classes that are tailored to your Residents needs, Intended Outcomes and Resident Interest.

This may include:

  • Standing,
  • Sitting,
  • High and Low level of difficulty
  • Various Styles
  • 15 minutes to 1 hour
  • With or Without Music
  • DVD and Live demonstrations

tai Chi is a 5000 year old style of movement that originated as a Martial Art.   It was adapted to be a form of exercise that can be a varied to meet the needs of young strong people right to people stuck in chairs.   It changed froma martial art to a form of exercise during an era when the Emperor banned martial arts in an attempt to pacify the population.

Tai Chi has been researched extensively and has beens hown to:

  • Improve balance
  • Improve Strength
  • Improve mental concentration
  • Reduce Falls
  • Improve posture
  • Increase circulation
  • Improve blood pressure
  • Reduce chances of Osteoporosis, Diabetes

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Various Exercise Classes

  • Balance and Falls
  • Upper Limb Strengthening
  • Lower Limb Strengthening
  • Mobility
  • Walking Specific

These can be done in sitting, standing, with or without equipment such as weights, balls, baloons, theraband, tactile stimulation aids, balance boards, swiss balls etc



Hydrotherapy is a great form of supportive exercise for those in the community who have trouble exercising on land.   The health benefits of Hydrotherapy are well documented and extensive.   Sometimes this can be difficult to organise and co ordinate transport, helpers etc, however we will try our best.


We are always open to suggestion for different forms of exercise and approaches to rehabilitation.  We can also help you source exercise supplies, equipment and co ordinate or review your current programs.

Please contact us to find out if we can help you.