Parkinson’s disease is a degenerative condition of the part of the brain called the Basal Ganglia which causes reduced dopamine production. The symptoms typically develop insidiously, and during the early stages of the onset the condition may only present as tremor or clumsiness while performing the movements of your daily activities.
Symptoms of Parkinson’s disease affecting functional movement:
Slowness of movements (Bradykinesia)
Stiff and inflexible muscles (Rigidity)
Involuntary shaking of parts of the body (Tremor)
Posture, balance and walking difficulties
All of these symptoms contribute to developing problems with mobility and an increased risk of falls.
In particular people with PD tend to develop a flexed, stooped posture, difficulty coordinating, starting and stopping movements.
Falls can be a particularly concerning problem in terms of one’s physical and mental well-being and fear of falling is associated with overall reduced activity.
How can MNC help you?
At MNC we can help the individual with PD manage their condition and keep active throughout their life
Helping the individual move as efficiently as possible to help delay the impact disease progression has on mobility
Hands on therapy to maintain and improve mobility in joint and muscles
Maintaining and improving posture and movement quality despite the neurological deficits from the condition
Promoting reciprocal movements such as treadmill walking and cycling
Scientific evidence supports our approach to the treatment and management of Parkinson’s Disease, aimed to maintain an active lifestyle which plays a key role in slowing the progression of the effects of the disease and positively impacts on the quality of life of patients.