Parkinson’s Disease affects around 1 in 500 people in the UK. It is commonly diagnosed in people over the age of 60 but can affect people of any age.
There is increasing research highlighting the importance of Physiotherapy and exercise for people with Parkinson’s. Parkinson’s UK advise that exercise can be as important as medication in managing Parkinson’s Disease. It’s important to remember that you can exercise at any stage of Parkinson’s. Some people are able to play competitive sports like tennis, while others can do chair based exercises. You can get advice on exercise from your specialist nurse, consultant or Parkinson’s UK.
Parkinson’s UK have a great website with lots of helpful information on managing different aspects the condition. This link has some great ideas for exercises you can do at any stage of the condition.
At Severn Physiotherapy our therapists are experienced in working with people with Parkinson’s. We offer home visits and can assess you holistically to support you managing your condition. For more information, get in touch with us for a no obligation chat.