Parkinson’s Disease Exercise and the Alter-G

At Balance Performance Physiotherapy we have a team of both Specialist Neuro Physiotherapists:

  • Jose Sanz-Mengibar
  • Charlotte Massey
  • Sarah Herring

and a Clinical Specialist in Falls and Balance

  • Jonathan Zulueta

They are available throught the week, daytime and evenings, week day and weekends. They see a range of people in our community with neurological conditions such as stroke, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, neuromuscular disease, MS and others. But this blog is about Parkinson’s disease and it was prompted by a newsletter produced by AlterG:

Studies Show Exercise May be the Best Medicine for Parkinson’s Disease

“There’s no question that exercise has a positive impact on patients living with Parkinson’s Disease (PD). It’s been shown to slow the progress of tremors, improve balance and mobility, and allow for the continuation of daily activities. Beyond PD-specific symptom management, though, lies the significant impact exercise can have on the more intangible, but very real aspects of living with PD, things like depression, memory loss, and low self-esteem.

Unweighting tools like AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill™ technology can help reduce body-weight load during exercise, allowing patients with PD to exercise for longer durations while monitoring their gait, preventing injuries and falls, and incrementally increasing exercise intensity. It’s working out, but it’s working out smart: with the help of AlterG technology and a qualified physical therapist. Patients can participate in a workout program that’s tailored to their specific symptoms, needs, and progression.

The results can be remarkable.”

See what Parkinson’s UK are doing in their #ParkinsonsIs campaign to raise understanding of Parkinsons as a serious health condition.

If you’d like to meet one of the team for a consultation about your Parkinsons Disease and how their approach to exercise could help you – including use of the unloading technology we have in the AlterG treadmill then give us a call and book in with one of the Neuro team. 02076272308