Rehabilitation Therapy with PD Warrior trained therapists.
Our PD warrior trained therapists utilise an exercise-based therapy built around the latest evidence underpinning intensive neuro active exercise. This therapy is designed to effectively treat Parkinson’s disease using 7 core principles.
Our Warrior trained therapists use these principles to run 1 to 1 sessions with the aim of providing a supportive network, whilst educating, building confidence and increasing motivation in order to improve or maintain your quality of life after a diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease.
What to expect?
During an initial assessment, our physiotherapists will work together with you to pinpoint your main challenges and create an individualised programme that will target these areas.
The sessions involve high effort, explosive movements directly targeting Parkinson’s symptoms. The sessions are inclusive to all levels and can be progressed or regressed where appropriate. We aim for the exercise to be challenging but achievable to enable our patients to reach peak physical and cognitive performance.
During sessions you are educated about why a specific exercise can be beneficial in combating particular Parkinson’s symptoms and how you could effectively replicate this at home. Over time this creates behaviour change and long-term success.
PD Warrior Exercise Taster
Squat & Stop Exercise
This exercise focuses on power squatting to strengthen your legs and lower back as well as full extension and amplitude in your arms and hands.
To complete this exercise, you will need to sit on a sturdy chair. Stand facing away from your chair as if you are about to sit down. Your feet need to be hip-width apart and feet placed slightly behind the knees.
When you are ready, move to sit down. Do not transfer your weight to the chair. Hover over the chair for a moment and then come back to a fully extended position.
While you are moving to sit and stand with your lower legs you are going to be doing a power movement with your hands.
When you are standing, your hands and arms are extended down by your side.
When you go to sit, your hands come up into a stop position. Imagine that someone is running at you, and you are trying to stop them barrelling into you.
Big open hands, wrists extended, arms reaching out and chest up.
About Megan Robinson
Qualifications and Experience
Megan completed a BSc Honours degree in Sports Therapy at Coventry University in 2021. During these studies, she gained experience at a Sports Therapy and Rehab clinic where she was able to practise hands-on techniques. Since qualifying, Megan has gained further experience in a private clinic working with various clients to achieve their physical and functional goals.
Megan's Role at PhysioFunction
Megan is based at PhysioFunction Spratton, providing support to our neurological and musculoskeletal physiotherapists. Megan is a qualified Sports Therapist that can provide a variety of techniques including soft tissue massage, MET’s, joint mobilisations and exercise therapy. Megan designs individualised programmes to support each client through their rehabilitation process.
Other Sports Therapy skills
Book a session with Megan to help manage and improve your Parkinson’s symptoms!