Physiotherapy for early Parkinson’s Disease – Is it really necessary?

The National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) has updated its guideline to recommend specialist physiotherapy for early-stage Parkinson’s, such as for individuals with balance problems and movement related problems. Parkinson’s is a progressive neurological condition, which is caused by a lack of the chemical Dopamine in the brain. There is currently no cure for Parkinson’s. We […]

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Physiotherapy for early Parkinson’s disease – Is it really necessary?

Parkinson’s is a progressive neurological condition. People with Parkinson’s don’t have enough of a chemical called dopamine because some nerve cells in their brain have died. Without dopamine people can find that their movements become slower. There is currently no cure for Parkinson’s but we know that medication helps as does Deep Brain Stimulation, BUT […]

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Suffer from a neurological condition? A head injury, a stroke or Parkinsons Disease? Let me explain why physiotherapy is useful in treating neurological conditions.

  You may know of somebody who has had a neurological condition, or you might be reading this because it is you suffering. You are probably wondering what physiotherapy can do when part of your brain is injured. How can physiotherapy help movement, mobility and function? You might be questioning whether you might be wasting […]

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Combating Depression in Parkinson’s Disease with Exercise

Robbin Williams was one of many who fell to be a victim of smiling depression. It only came out after his death that he also suffered from Parkinson’s disease. Now that mental health has once again come to the forefront of the media attention due to this devastating incident, I thought it would be appropriate […]

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Neuro Physio for Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s disease is a degenerative condition whereby the brain becomes progressively damaged over many years. Problems with movement arise due to the death of cells in the brain that generate dopamine. The cause of cell death is unknown. The three main symptoms of Parkinson’s disease are: tremor, slow movement, and stiff muscles. This may cause […]

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