HEALTHWISE: PHYSICAL ACTIVITY REFERRAL SCHEME (PARS)
The Healthwise 12 week Physical Activity Referral Scheme introduces individuals to the benefits of physical activity in order to help reduce risk factors for chronic disease and manage existing medical conditions.
This scheme is currently delivered across Mole Valley at Dorking Sports Centre and Leatherhead Leisure Centre.
WHO IS PARS FOR?
The programme is available for Mole Valley residents / patients over the age of 18 years of age.
It is designed to assist people who are currently inactive with medical conditions or other specialist requirements that may be a barrier to accessing mainstream activity in Leisure Centres.
Referrals are made for a variety of health conditions, with common reasons for referral being:
- High blood pressure
- Asthma /Respiratory diseases
WHAT ACTIVITIES ARE AVAILABLE?
PARS provides members with a wide range of classes and exercise options to suit all abilities. A qualified GP Referral Instructor can help select suitable classes tailored to an individual’s medical conditions and needs. A physical activity programme may include some of the following:
- Gym based sessions
- Group exercise options
- Water-based exercise
HOW CAN THE BETTER HEALTH TEAM SUPPORT?
The Better Health Team can:
- Assess and monitor progress, providing suitable physical activity for your condition
- Motivate and encourage you during your activity programme to achieve your goals
- Advise you on how to exercise safely and with confidence
- Provide assistance to exercise independently
- Provide support and answer your questions
WHAT MEMBERSHIP OPTIONS ARE AVAILABLE?
The Healthy Living Membership provides access to the Gym, Pool and Classes on a monthly or pay as you play fee, obtainable for previously sedentary individuals who have a medical condition(s).
Current prices are available on request.
HOW TO REGISTER
If you are interested in PARS, please speak to your GP, Practice Nurse or Healthcare Professional who will then be able to authorise your request.
They must then complete and send the necessary referral form to us at Healthwise.firstname.lastname@example.org
Once we have received your completed referral form, one of the Healthwise team will call you to arrange your first appointment at a Mole Valley Leisure Centre.
Alternatively contact us via the link below.