Parkinson’s is a progressive neurological condition. This means that it causes problems in the brain and gets worse over time. There is currently no cure for Parkinson’s and it is not yet know why people get the condition. The symptoms someone has and the way they progress, are different for each person. The main physical symptoms are: tremor (usually in hand or arm), slowness of movement and rigidity. People may have an increased risk of falls.

At Leeds Bradford Physiotherapy, our specialist physios will assess how Parkinson’s is affecting your movement and function. This can be done whether you are newly diagnosed or have been diagnosed for some time.

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.

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Parkinson’s specialist physiotherapist leading advanced exercise class for fitness mobility and to reduce disease progression

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