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Each Treatment Centre has excellent resources within its gymnasium with top of the range machines and exercise equipment.
Both gyms have recently been refurbished with brand new equipment including state of the art Alter-G treadmills and Watt bike at St Andrews, and an indoor cycling studio at both centres.
Patients can access the gym under the guidance of fitness instructors or as part of a programme designed by their physiotherapist or fitness instructor.
All patients can attend the gym and the fitness instructors can provide assistance with:
- Designing a tailored exercise programme to meet individual requirements during their stay
- Police Fitness Tests
- General Nutritional advice
- Individual Muscle Specific Rehab Classes at Castlebrae
Police specific exercise and functional training is provided and commonly includes the use of:
Personal protective equipment
Protective vests can for example be incorporated into an individual’s exercise programme, helping increase stamina and alleviate confidence issues which the injury may have brought by strengthening the associated area.
Shields are also available for individuals to use as part of their rehabilitation programme, proving useful in recreating activities carried out during the use of force and public order training. Exercises such as shuttle runs, carrying shields and step-ups can prove very useful and beneficial to help with these specific needs.
ViPRs (Vitality, Performance & Reconditioning Equipment)
For those officers who are involved in a lot of public order work, this equipment will be of particular benefit, however they are good pieces of equipment to use in treatment for all injuries.
Both centres have tennis courts, and at St Andrews there is a new outdoor gym consisting of a balance course and multi-gm equipment, which officers are encouraged to use when staying.
Mountain bikes are also available from each of our two Treatment Centres for outdoor exercise.