A collection of therapy related information:
|Get fit with help from the Canadian Airforce
Physic Fitness 5BX 11 minute-a-day plan for men plus Physic Fitness XBX 12 minute-a-day plan for women
A get-fit, stay fit course for todays town-dwellers. Now out of print but published Penguin ISBN 0 14 00.2055 1
Developed by the Canadian Airforce during WWII to keep personnel at a peak of physical fitness, ready to face sudden demands for energy after long periods of inactivity. These exercises are specially designed for those who are pressed for time, whose work is mainly sedentary, and who have neither space nor the taste for more formal strenuous exercise at a gym or whatever.
Divided into a male and a female program. A series of exercises are related to a chart - you start at the lowest level on the chart with repetions of these particular exercises within a set time. Depending on your age you keep at this level for so many days and then move up to the next level, certain ages have maximum levels for each chart. When you have accomplished the highest level on that chart you move onto the next chart which has slightly harder or different exercises.
In the mans 5BX system there are 6 charts, each has 12 levels. Anyone can start at at the bottom level (D-) on chart 1 but the top level (A
+) is at Olympic athlete level. That is 72 levels of effort between
the bottom and the top. Depending on age one attains one's 'peak'
level and then just maintains it. It is only a maximum of 15 mins a day but must be continuous on a day to day repetition - else you have to drop down a level or 2 and rebuild !!
The web site is http://www.corvedale.previewurl.com/5bx for MEN
(link on this page to Women' Plan)
and pdf link http://www.corvedale.previewurl.com/5bx/xbxPlan.pdf
|HSA Osteopathy Plan
Leaflets should arrive in the first week of December.
The patients pay us and we give a receipt and they reclaim directly from HSA.
Ideal for people who are going to need around 10 treatments in a year but if they wear
glasses or go to the dentist bi-annually then the cash plan may be better.
They receive 100% of first appointment but then only 50% of other treatments.
Osteopaths can refer patients for Acupuncture, Homeopathy or Podiatry - these have their
own separate benefits (unlike the Cash Plan).
There is a separate benefit for orthotics.
Osteopaths can refer the patient to a hospital consultant or scan procedure but only after
they have been paying into the scheme for 3 months. They will pay for half the initial
consultation but not any operations.
They need to give one month’s notice to cancel the scheme.
The osteopaths cannot treat family members under this scheme.
The leaflets will have a reference number on them to let HSA know which clinic the patient
A link will be put on our website to the HSA one and vice versa.
Unlike most schemes it does not matter if the condition is pre-existing before the patient
joins the scheme. They do not need a GP referral.
There is emergency cover for up to 20 nights stay in hospital, diagnosis of bone or soft
tissue cancer or personal accident.
There are options of single adult, 2 adults or up to 4 children (max £8 per month for all 4).
Payments are £10, £15, £20 or £25 per month.
Please explore the rest of the web site. Feel free to ring or e-mail
us for any further information. Appointments are by phone