Parkinsons is a progressive neurological condition. Degeneration of the central nervous system causes the sufferer to experience problems in motor skills, speech and other functions. One person in every 500 has Parkinson's in the UK which amounts to approximately 120,000 people. Most people who have this condition are over 50 years of age, however there are also younger sufferers.
How PhysioFunction Can Help?
At PhysioFunction you will be given a comprehensive assessment and our specialist Neurological Physiotherapists will form a treatment plan tailored to your individual goals.
Key goals of treatment that are often identified are:
- Improve your balance and posture
- Working on improving your strength, flexibility and core stability
- Teaching strategies to help with freezing, initiating movement and shuffling gait and help make some automatic movements easier
- Improve your walking
- Advice and therapy for pain relief
- Maintain or improve effective breathing and voice control
- Falls prevention
- Improve cardiovascular fitness
- Increase confidence in movement and in your everyday activities
- Improve quality of life
Hands on physiotherapy will often be combined with home exercises to complement the physiotherapy sessions along with advice and strategies to cope with difficulties such as freezing and cueing movement in different situations.
Our Neurological Physiotherapists may also suggest seeing you in your own home, outdoors, or in the community (e.g. gym) to help you manage the day to day physical problems you may encounter, and to integrate exercise in your everyday environment.
Hydrotherapy may be beneficial to you as a means of exercising in the water.
The benefits of water immersion and the warmth of the pool include:-
- freedom of movement
- improved flexibility and circulation
- reduction in pain
- improved strength and endurance
- re-education of functional activities
An early referral to Neurological Physiotherapy is recommended although we are able to provide treatment for those who have been managing the condition for longer
To find out more about our services or how we can help you, please contact PhysioFunction or call 0800 043 0327