- Most commonly people look for the tremor in the hands. Stiff or ‘frozen’ face or posture can also be a sign of Parkinson’s
- Your movements become slow and unsteady and it may be hard for you to get going. Movements are often described as ‘shuffly’
- Speech difficulties
- You may feel low or depressed or, similarly if you’re concerned about a relative, you may notice they’ve become quiet and withdrawn
- It may seem like your relative has a blank expression on their face or that they come across as rude (which often people mistake for dementia)
- Problems completing daily activities, such as shaving, using a knife and fork etc.
- Unable to continue hobbies such as driving
Help is at hand
It is still possible to maintain a good quality of life when living with Parkinson’s and that’s exactly what we want to achieve, for both the patient and their family.
Your Fairhand physio will:
- Teach you techniques to prepare you for challenging situations
- Guide you through stretches and exercises that can be incorporated into your daily routine
- Give you practical tips for a more comfortable home life, such as reducing distractions, rearranging furniture to remove barriers
- Supply mobility equipment if needed
- Support your family so they can support you through your treatment programme
Each of our physiotherapists is DBS checked, a member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy & HCPC registered