Why exercise is important
In the early stages of Parkinson’s, your physio can give you advice, education and support. Helping you to keep up your fitness levels and maintain good posture and movement. Recent evidence suggests high intensity exercise can have a neuro protective effect. With that in mind you may be suitable for our weekly PD classes which are run by PD Warrior accredited Physiotherapists.
If you have more severe symptoms, physiotherapy treatment may focus on your walking, transfers, functional tasks, freezing, 24 hour postural management, stiffness and balance to reduce the risk of falls. This will help you to remain as independent and sociable as possible. We find patients often benefit from treatment of pain symptoms that are not directly a result of the Parkinson’s but an avoidable secondary complication.
For more information about Parkinson’s click here: https://www.parkinsons.org.uk/