Institut Guttmann

Neurorehabilitation hospital

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Therapeutic Physical Education

Sesión de educación física terapéutica

In the hospital sports facilities, our physical education teachers design a programme of activities based on the functional diversity of the people who participate in them.

With a comprehensive therapeutic purpose, both physical activity and the practice of sport allow our patients improve their physical fitness and healthy habits, while obtaining multiple psychological and social benefits.

Fitness

Fitness is used as an activity for improving fitness by performing cardiovascular work with static and elliptical trainers, as well as toning and muscle strengthening using fitness machines, weighted bars, dumbbells or elastic bands.

Water activities

In these sessions, taking advantage of the physical characteristics of the water, all basic aspects of physical education, such as strength, endurance, flexibility and muscle tone, are worked on. In addition, breathing, propulsion and flotation are improved through activities including games, movements accompanied by music or circuits.

Children's Physical Education

Through play and other stimulating activities, we can improve the core competencies of our paediatric patients, with a different approach from usual and using fun as a driver of significant overall learning.

Physical education seeks, above all, to propose activities that prepare children with disabilities to function in their immediate context, so that carrying out these sessions facilitates their inclusion in school. The nature of the game favours proximity to the teaching content and students instantly perceive the benefits of participation in activities.

Physical education for adults

Hospital physical education is part of therapeutic treatment to improve both conditional and coordination capacities such as psychological and relational abilities. By giving patients a greater degree of functional independence and bringing them closer to the sport, they achieve healthy habits that can be maintained once the rehabilitation period has ended.

Friday, 5 June, 2015 - 18:20