Active Forth

What is Active Forth?

Active Forth is the physical activity referral scheme for Falkirk District. It is a scheme where your GP, physiotherapist, rehabilitation specialist or other medical professional can refer you to take part in a structured physical activity programme for 12 weeks.

Who can be referred?

If you have any of the following medical conditions, Active Forth could be for you!

  • Coronary Heart Disease (or risk of)
  • High Blood Pressure - Stage 3
  • Diabetes
  • Injury/surgical rehabilitation
  • Arthritis
  • Epilepsy
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Back Pain
  • Spondylosis
  • Motor Disease
  • Falls prevention
  • Stroke
  • Serious Respiratory disorder

If you have a medical condition that is not stated on this list but feel you would benefit from a structured programme, please get in touch with one of our Physical Activity Referral Consultants to discuss.

What is involved?

You will enjoy the benefits of exercise under the guidance of our fully qualified staff at a discounted rate. The referral is for 12 weeks:

  • 1st appointment: information session about the scheme and what is involved
  • 2nd appointment: fitness assessment and a physical activity programme is devised based on medical conditions
  • 4 week review: check up to see if there have been changes to medical conditions or medications and to update programme
  • 8 week review: further check up on progress
  • 12 week re-assessment: fitness assessment is retaken to determine any improvements, results are then sent back to referring practitioner.

The exercise will be set at a comfortable level to suit your capabilities and to make sure you enjoy your activity. There are both individual and group exercise activities.

Other services/classes associated with Active Forth are:

  • Active Forth Class
  • Group Supervised Sessions
  • Otago Strength and Balance classes
  • Active Forth Aquacise - a low impact class suitable for all ages and abilities
  • Step Forth walking groups
  • Special needs class at the Mariner Centre
  • Free swimming sessions

Where are we based?

Active Forth operates from the Grangemouth Sports Complex, Bo'ness Recreation Centre and the Mariner Leisure Centre. The aim of the scheme is to give you an opportunity to become more active and gain the benefits of a healthier lifestyle.

Contact us

Falkirk Community Trust
Falkirk Stadium
4 Stadium Way
Falkirk
FK2 9EE

01324 590900
Last updated: 14 October 2013 at 10:31