Parkinsons disease

Physiotherapy for Parkinsons Disease

Parkinson's disease (PD) is a disorder which affects the brain. It is caused by the reduced production of a chemical known as dopamine within the brain. Dopamine plays a role in many functions of the brain including the control of voluntary movement, emotional responses and the ability to sense pleasure and pain. Some of the cardinal signs of PD include, resting tremor, slowness of movement, rigidity and instability. Physiotherapy can have a positive impact on all of these symptoms providing the affected person with a higher quality of life and improved independence.

At Leeds Physiotherapy our neurological physiotherapist's are specialists in the assessment and treatment of people affected by PD. Our physiotherapists will work with you to improve levels of independence, solve functional problems and overcome physical barriers. They will make use of different training methods which are designed over ride some of the effects of a lack of dopamine to provide you with strategies to prolong independence. Some of the common aspects our physiotherapists help people with PD with include:

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