Physiotherapy for Parkinson’s Disease

Physiotherapy for Parkinson’s Disease

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Parkinson’s Disease Awareness

Meeting a Physiotherapist who really knows about Physiotherapy for Parkinson’s Disease.

During September and October I was referred by my specialist nurse to a Physiotherapist at my local hospital in Crewe who specialises in Physiotherapy for Parkinson’s Disease exercises.

To be honest I wasn’t expecting too much from her because the only other time I had seen a physiotherapist was not long after my diagnosis in July 2016. On that occasion a Community Physiotherapist came to my home but left me feeling that it was a waste of time.

Physiotherapy for Parkinson’s Disease That Works

This time was different I’m pleased to say, because the physiotherapist took time to understand what was going on with me, and only then did she recommend the actions.

One of the problems of Parkinson’s Disease is the rigidity that occurs in some muscles, making it difficult and painful getting some things done.

The exercises are simple and easy to do albeit tiring – it involves carefully stretching the worst affected muscles in my legs, and ankles, and in my hands and wrists.

Even after just the first introduction to the Physiotherapy for Parkinson’s Disease exercises I started to feel as if I could move better than before.

Now I do a complete set of these exercises for 20 – 30 minutes every morning and I can move with relative ease all day long as part of my regular movement regime of swimming and walking.







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