Parkinson’s Disease (PD)
PD is a progressive disease that causes stiffness and difficulty moving. Early intervention and advice from a specialist physiotherapist can help maintain your strength and flexibility for as long as possible. It is much easier to maintain flexibility than to wait until contractures develop as these can be very difficult to reverse. Some people can freeze up when moving and may benefit from learning techniques to kick start their movement when this happens. Hydrotherapy is often found to be beneficial because the warm water reduces pain and stiffness, allowing more effective exercise.