by Maria Lewis, Chartered Physiotherapist
How we can help you to a better quality of life?
Never has there been a more exciting time for physiotherapists working with people with Parkinson’s. The evidence that has emerged over the last few years has shown us how powerful exercise is, in the management of Parkinsonian symptoms.
Your brain is incredibly plastic and we now understand that the principles we have applied to people following stroke, can also be applied in Parkinson’s.
At Reach Your Peak…
…we will introduce you to the principles of neuro-active exercise, which will help you to control your symptoms and ultimately allow you to feel more in control of your life. We will spend time explaining why movement is deprived in Parkinson’s, giving rise to some of the classic symptoms, such as rigidity, slowness of movement (bradykinesia) and small movements (hypokinesia).
We understand that although there are common symptoms in Parkinson’s, every person who walks through our door will present with their own unique problems, that will be influenced by their physical symptoms, their emotional symptoms, lifestyle and life circumstance. Therefore, the neuro-active programme we devise will be specific to you.
Neuro-active exercise is no walk in the park. We will ask you to work harder than you have probably ever worked before. We will challenge you physically, but we will also challenge you cognitively, ensuring the exercise continues to drive the neuroplastic change in your brain.
If you have a diagnosis of Idiopathic Parkinson’s Disease and you think this might be for you, why not take up our 10-week challenge?
We will support you through it every step of the way and teach you how to start making the moves, that will change your life, for the better.
Give us a call on 01492 338262 or email us to book an appointment and to find out more.