Release, Relax, Unwind
Your health and wellbeing experts, empowering
you to take ownership of your health
A B O U T U S
Health Connects is a health and well being centre, founded to serve the local community and beyond, in Portglenone.
We provide a wide range of physiotherapy led pilates and yoga classes, alongside holistic and professional led services. Our passion is to empower you to take ownership of your own health, improve your fitness and enjoy life to the full.
Our services include; physiotherapy with specialities for trauma, sports injuries, pelvic health, spinal and neurological conditions, reflexology, reiki, acupuncture, massage, counselling, nutritionist, GP and consultant led clinics,
kids play therapy, life coaching and much more.
Our pilates classes are tailored to various groups; beginners, intermediate and advanced levels, cancer rehabilitation, mens only, pregnancy and new mum pilates. We also offer a range of yoga classes; hatha, vinyasa and yin yoga.
Our workshops and courses include; yoga, meditation, pelvic health and kids mindfulness as well as baby massage, burnout and hypnobirthing courses.
We have fantastic corporate wellness packages to avail of.
All of our services and programmes will provide an holistic, person centred approach, linking in with other health professionals as required. We welcome all clients from diverse ethnic backgrounds, religious sectors, vulnerable groups and those of all ages and abilities.
As a registered charity (NI663690) 100% of our profits will go back into schemes and services to enhance the health and wellbeing of our community and beyond.
Your health is our inspiration!
S E R V I C E S
One to one rehabiliation
on the pilates reformer with our chartered physiotherapist
We offer an evidence based 8 week wellness package focused on the pillars of health; sleep, stress management, nutrition and movement.
Our packages are delivered by experts and use appropriate screening and outcome measures to deliver short term and long-term health improvements and solutions for your staff.
Acupuncture carried out by qualified physiotherapists with specialised training in application of acupuncture. Licensed with AACP. Acupuncture can be used to manage pain, aid relaxation and reduce fatigue.
Musculoskeletal and traumatic injury assessment and rehabilitation. This includes those with complex fractures, peripheral nerve and multi-ligamentous injuries. Our experienced physiotherapists are trained in a range of modalities, in particular guided rehabilitation to maximise your outcomes.
We offer a range of workshops focused on meditation, menopause, yoga, breathwork and much more
POST-NATAL MAMA CHECK
This specialised physiotherapy service is suitable for mothers from 6 weeks after birth. Many physical issues can arise after birth and these should not be accepted as a new normal. We aim to get to the root of the issue and resolve. This comprehensive check includes discussion on birthing experience, assessment and management of tummy and pelvic floor muscles utilising real time ultrasound and an individualised, bespoke rehabilitation plan. We also carry out screening for any bladder, bowel or sexual issues and assess any pelvic or back pain you may be having.
FEMALE PELVIC HEALTH PHYSIOTHERAPY
This involves specialised physiotherapy treatment of all issues affecting the pelvis, abdomen and pelvic floor such as diastasis recti, pelvic pain, chronic constipation, painful intercourse, incontinence and prolapse at all stages in a womans life.
We offer an amazing range of holistic therapies; reiki, massage, reflexology, kinesiology, Indian head massage. The power of touch is a fantastic form of natural healing.
Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) is the use of a companion animal during a therapy session to provide opportunities for motivation, education or recreation to improve a person’s quality of life. During a therapy session the animal is an integral part of the treatment process and contributes to the person’s physical, social , emotional and cognitive functions. AAT dates back to Ancient Greece where companion animals were used to help people overcome physical and mental illness. More recently in the 1960’s ATT pioneer Dr Boris Levinson a children’s therapist in the US noticed that when his dog Jingles was present during a child’s therapy session the sessions were much more productive. Dr Levinson discovered that children who were withdrawn and had difficulty communicating were more at ease when Jingles was present and oftentimes made real attempts at engaging in conversation. Following this discovery much research has been conducted to prove the therapeutic benefit of AAT. My ambition is to have my beautiful Irish Doodle dog named Tilly present (with consent) during each session with children to help optimise the child’s mental, physical and emotional well-being.
Individualised assessent and treatment of woman with cancer. Evidence shows that exercise is beneficial even throughout cancer treatment.
We offer physiotherapy led beginner, intermediate, advanced, post-natal, pregnancy, gentle and men’s only pilates classes. Classes are physio and are small, progressive and fun!
Hatha yoga is a beautiful practice which includes asanas (yoga postures) and pranayama (breathing exercises) which help bring peace and relaxation to the body and mind.
Yin Yoga is a slower paced form of yoga targeting the deep connective tissues and the fascia throughout the body. Postures are held for longer, allowing you time to explore your edge and find stillness. Yin will bring awareness to and relief from the mind, creating a space to be without distraction. This type of yoga can help to bring you back into balance physically and emotionally, promoting flexibility and a sense of calm.
Our highly qualified counsellors offer therapeutic support of the highest quality to people who have experienced trauma in their lives. This process brings to the client a sense of hope and the ability to contain the negative feelings that enables them to experience something different and little by little begin to believe that they can change and experience hope.
P R I C E L I S T
PHYSIO LED PILATES: £54 for six week block
YOGA: £54 for six week block
POST-NATAL MAMA CHECK: £90
WOMAN'S PELVIC HEALTH ASSESSMENT: £90
AND REVIEW: £70
KIDS SESSIONS: £50
CANCER REHAB ASSESSMENT: £60
AND REVIEW: £50
AND REVIEW: £50
T E S T I M O N I A LS
Honestly, one pilates class a week keeps me flexible and pain free.
Can't recommend this enough.
I so look forwards to my Pilates Flow on a Thursday morning - I was apprehensive to begin with but Brenda was so welcoming and explains the moves so well.
Brenda conducts the class with such care and the right balance of challenge which really makes it worthwhile.
This is my second block and I haven't missed one class - I have never been able to say that about any other exercise class.
Love the classes, I'm starting to feel a lot stronger post-pregnancy and the guided meditation at the end is amazing!
Best nights sleep of the week.
While working from home and shielding, the classes are a vital way to both help mental and physical health.
Seeing Dorinda every day is great.
The chance to stretch tight shoulders and backs from sitting at the laptop all day is just invaluable. As an asthma sufferer, the stretches and breathing exercises are also fantastic.
It gives me dedicated time just for me away from the kids, housework etc.
And you feel great afterwards especially
for relieving any backache or muscle tightness.
Brenda is a great teacher with plenty of knowledge.
She creates a nice atmosphere that allows you to enjoy the class.
Brenda is very knowledgable and passionate about women's health, this shone through in the class which meant it was very engaging.
Well organised, good time-keeping, education each week and materials provided prior to class.
Recording of classes which enabled them to be completed
as many times as you like.