PhysioFunction’s highly specialised neurological physiotherapists, therapy assistants, sports therapists and personal trainers are able to deliver tailored programs for clients who have Parkinson's.
Some examples of the therapy you may receive includes:
Specialist therapy can help with different challenges faced by people affected by Parkinson's (Neurological Physiotherapy). The common aims of rehabilitation can be:
Occupational Therapy – An OT can assist with the activities of daily living, help make adaptations and provide equipment for home and mobility. They will also support you in returning to work and leisure activities.
Speech and Language Therapy - A SLP can provide support, treatment and advice in communication, speech and swallowing.
Medical Management – Monitors and prescribes medication for pain relief, muscle spasms, and mood.
Psychologists, Dieticians and experts from other professions may also be involved.
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.
Common symptoms of Parkinsons are:
These can cause problems with balance, pain and reduced mobility leading to increased risk of falls.
Other physical and psychological symptoms which may be experienced can include