Parkinson’s disease is a progressive neurological disease of the brain. There is no known cure for it as of yet. Parkinson’s is caused due to the shortage of dopamine in the brain. Dopamine is a neurotransmitter, which is needed to allow continuous flow of impulses from one synapse to another in the brain.
We all lose dopamine as we age but when it becomes 80% depleted we experience symptoms such as:
1) Tremors e.g. a limb may seen tremble at rest
2) Slow movement patterns e.g. speed of moving your limbs becomes difficult
3) Rigidity e.g. the muscles of the body become stiffened making movement rigid.
Physiotherapy helps with the above and is important to start it in the early days of the disease. Depression is common with Parkinson’s disease or any disease for that matter. Parkinson’s patients can feel very lost as they lose the ability to perform daily tasks as easily as before. Physiotherapy will help with this and therefore reduce the patient’s stresses. Our physiotherapists at archives understand the difficulties any individual faces with the development of a disease and how this affects your overall lifestyle. We aim to keep you fit and upbeat and more focused on a positive future and to make tasks that you feel are impossible possible. To talk with one of our physiotherapists please call reception and we can arrange that for you.