Parkinson’s Disease and Neuro-Physiotherapy

Parkinson’s Disease and Neuro-Physiotherapy

Parkinson’s Disease affects approximately 1 in 500 of the general population. To put this in perspective this means that there are as many sufferers in the United Kingdom as the population of Fareham, approximately 110,000. It is a progressive, incurable neurological condition affecting activities such as walking, talking and writing. Common symptoms include tremor, stiffness and slowness of movement. It is named after Dr James Parkinson, the London doctor who first identified Parkinson’s as a specific condition in his Essay on the shaking palsy in 1817.

Neuro-Physiotherapy is very important in the management of Parkinson’s Disease. Evidence suggests that regular exercise can improve some of the symptoms and enhance the quality of life for a sufferer.  A combination of balance, stretching and strengthening exercises will improve posture, function and confidence.

Who would benefit?

Anyone with a diagnosis of Parkinson’s could benefit from an exercise programme to maintain function and prevent decline from disuse.

Benefits of regular exercise

  • Increased cardiovascular fitness
  • Prevention of joint deformity
  • Improved joint mobility
  • Improved coordination and balance
  • Increased muscle strength and flexibility
  • Improved posture
  • Reduced stress levels

Neuro-Physiotherapy out patient clinics

At LBhealthcare we are aware of the importance of exercise to maintain a good posture, reduce the risk of falls and prevent functional decline. We offer dry land and/or water based activity using our onsite very warm hydrotherapy pool or can tailor an exercise programme using our fully equipped gymnasium for suitable clients.

We work closely with the Fareham and District branch of the Parkinson’s Disease Society providing a very successful and popular hydrotherapy exercise class.

Next Steps

To book an appointment or for further information please contact us at or telephone 01489 569888.

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