NeuroPhysiotherapy and medication are the primary treatments of choice in managing Parkinson’s Disease (PD)There is a wealth of evidence supporting the role of neurophysiotherapy and exercise prescription in the management of this complex movement disorder.Neurological Physiotherapy addresses motor features to improve performance of walking and everyday functional movements.Essentially the distinctive motor features of Parkinson’s that interfere with movement are:
movements are performed at a slower pace.
moving the limb or torso to its fullest extent reduces which can overtime lead to weakness.
movements that are usually performed automatically and without thought become more challenging. Typically, these include hand function, walking, multitasking.
A physiotherapy consult includes a detailed physical examination to devise a program specific your needs, time to discuss your concerns and guidance to help you manage your condition.
The essential components of an effective rehabilitation program combine manual therapy with specific brain training techniques, sensory cueing strategies, large body movements and structured exercise.Movement problems are often present at the time of diagnosis. It is important to address these symptoms immediately before they interfere with your daily activities.
Early Physiotherapy intervention is also crucial to counteract faulty movement patterns and to limit secondary effects of Parkinson’s such as pain, joint stiffness and muscle weakness.
Our focus is to help you to move to the best of your ability, to continue to enjoy what is important to you and to lead an active life.
Like many other lifetime medical disorders (eg diabetes, heart complaints and respiratory conditions) Parkinson’s disease requires lifelong management beginning at initial diagnosis through the course of your life.
A baseline evaluation is a good place to start. If you would like to talk with a member of our team
please call (01) 8829174
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is qualified in LSVT “BIG” program. Chairperson of the Physiotherapy and PD special interest group, has attended the international PD Physiotherapy school and is involved in teaching Physiotherapists about Parkinsons disease. She runs the movement disorder clinic in the Dublin Neurological Institute, Mater hospital and the PD class in the Mater hospital.
is qualified instructor in PD Warrier, mindfulness instructor and co-ordinator of the PD classes in the clinic. He also runs mindfulness parkinsons classes.
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