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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 one to have difficulty walking and carrying out everyday tasks such as going up and down the stairs, getting in and out of bed, standing up from the chair and more.

Neuro physio plays a very important role for people with Parkinson’s. If certain movements are difficult, a physiotherapist can teach you a different way of doing things. They can also assess you for an equipment or aid in your house to help you maintain your independence and improve your quality of life.

When moving becomes difficult, you may be at higher risk of falling. Physiotherapists can work with you to strengthen your muscles, train your balance, work on your posture, which helps improve confidence. They can also teach you how to get up from the floor if you fall.

Pain is very much associated with Parkinson’s, whether it is joint pain, muscle spasms or nerve pain. Your physiotherapist can assess your pain to determine the cause and will use appropriate treatment methods to give you some pain relief. This may include exercises; manual hands on therapy with the Bobath technique, massage techniques, acupuncture, and provide advice and education to yourself, your family and your carer. Your physiotherapist will also devise you a home exercise programme and will monitor your progress.

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Why choose Home Physio Group?

We are a dedicated team of Chartered Physiotherapists working exclusively in your home and providing the highest level of care. We recognise the importance of knowing that you are in safe hands and being looked after. With this is mind, our client management team are here to assist you every step of the way and will answer any questions you may have. We are passionate about helping you to reach your goals, relieve your pain, and improve your mobility.

The benefits of using our service include:

  • All our physiotherapists are hand-picked professionals with years of experience
  • We are registered with the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) and Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC). All our physiotherapists are checked by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) 
  • We will arrange visits in your own home (or care home or place of work) at a convenient time to you
  • We work at speed and do not have a waiting list
  • We offer daytime, evening and weekend appointments
  • Our team work closely with the country’s leading consultants and specialists in their field
  • You will always have the same physiotherapist visiting you at home
  • You can have as may visits as you require
  • Our fixed pricing structure can be provided in writing so that you can consider it in your own time
  • We believe there is no “one size fits all” approach to care. Your personalised programme and treatment strategy will be unique to you