PD Specific personalised exercise programmes to help alleviate or even delay the symptoms of Parkinson's.
Not sure what type of exercise you enjoy? Want to try something new? I can help you discover new and enjoyable types of exercise most likely to help with your symptoms. A varied choice of exercise is the best plan of attack for Parkinson’s.
One to one training means you can exercise with the security of knowing you are in a safe environment, your form is correct and there are no distractions. All exercise will be within your capabilities with a view to progressing each week.
The only person you are challenging is yourself. You can progress at your own pace and not worry about comparing your results with others.
You will accomplish more in your sessions which are programmed specifically to treat your unique symptoms. You will progress faster and gain confidence quicker.
I fully understand the many and varied symptoms of PD & have taken part in various PD Exercise training courses. I 'get' that you may be 'on' or 'off' and that you may feel anxious, lethargic or just need time to get going.
No need to get in the car or arrange transport! Sessions are private, or can involve family/friends for support. I can come to your home or anywhere you feel most comfortable training,
Waling with or without poles over varied terrains and using visual cues can help with gait, freezing difficulties, arm swing and turning. Cycling also increases the heart rate for improved all round fitness.
Weights, bands and pulleys help to challenge muscles and bones to remain healthy and strong which transfers to more confidence in everyday functional tasks and increases independence.
Stretching improves flexibility, decreases regidity or stiffness and ensures you have a good range of movement in joints, leading to improved posture, a lower risk of falls and injuries. I often include Tai Chi movements and Yoga poses.
Challenges include changes in direction, weight shifting, turning and stopping, all of which improve balance, coordination and lead to greater agility, core strength & functionality.
Great fun! Often mixed with a cognitive task such as counting or word finding, non-contact boxing also improves power, stamina, agility and endurance & is proven to be beneficial for people with Parkinson’s.
Gym machines such as rowers and bikes can be used to safely increase range of movement, improve core strength, aerobic endurance and decrease rigidity.
Regular and consistent practice of a progressive Parkinson's specific exercise programme can lead to substantial improvement in the following areas:-
I will support you throughout your programme, making it easier for you to incorporate exercise into your daily routine and lead an active fulfilling life. I can also give general guidance in nutrition.