Living with Parkinson's

How can physiotherapy help me?

Physiotherapy aims to help you move safely and stay independent for longer.

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Physiotherapy may support an individual stay independent by keeping up their fitness levels and maintaining good posture and balance1. It may also help to manage symptoms and maximise independence and quality of life1-2. Physiotherapists aim to help patients with PD maintain or improve their posture and ensure good limb function to improve activities, such as reaching and grasping, balancing, and most importantly minimising falls. They can also provide exercises and strategies that contribute to safer walking and more effective coping with symptoms, such as freezing1-2.

1 - Physiotherapy.EPDA. Available at: www.epda.eu.com/living-well/therapies/therapists-and-multidisciplinary-care/physiotherapy. Accessed October 2023.
2 - Tomlinson CL, Patel S, Meek C, et al. Physiotherapy intervention in Parkinson’s disease: systematic review and meta-analysis. BMJ 2012;345:e5004.


Date of preparation: October 2023