Parkinsons Disease

Parkinsons Disease Class in Cumbria

Parkinson's is a degenerative condition of the nervous system that affects movement. It's due to a loss of nerve cells in the brain. Without these cells comes a lack of dopamine. This makes movement more difficult and sluggish. Sadly, the condition is irreversible at present, but there are things you can do to help slow its progression.

Do you have Parkinson's? Would you like a fun way to keep active and socialise at the same time? At North Lakes Physio we understand the importance of keeping what mobility and strength you can. For that reason we run FREE weekly Parkinson's Exercise classes across Cumbria in Penrith, Workington and Carlisle. Get in touch today to find out more. Give us a call on 0794 7918063 to find out sooner.

How can you make Parkinson's more manageable?

Although it can't be cured, the effects of the disease can be slowed down. As with many conditions that affect movement, staying active is important. If, suffering from Parkinson's, you were to become sedentary, your decline would be much faster.

As well as the physical effects of Parkinson's Disease, the condition also has a large impact on your mental health. Without preventative measures, depression and anxiety can arise, and severely limit quality of life.

Exercise and physiotherapy are effective Parkinson's Disease treatments. Keeping the body strong and active works against the disease's degenerative nature. So slows down your decline. They also have a positive effect on your mental health. Reducing the likelihood of depression or anxiety.

Why North Lakes?

We combine the benefits of exercise with those of socialising in our treatment for Parkinson's.

Across Cumbria, we run three free exercise classes a week. These are specifically designed for those suffering from Parkinson's.

Those classes can be found at:

  • Quaker Meeting House, Penrith, CA11 7TR - Every Monday 10.15am - 11.15am
  • St Michael's Church, Falcon Place, Workington, CA14 2EZ - Every Tuesday 1.00pm - 2.00pm
  • St James' Church, St James' Rd, Carlisle, CA2 5PD - Every Thursday 11:15am -12:15pm

The classes are based on a range of exercises intended to stave off the effects of Parkinson's. They will help you:

  • Stay mobile
  • Increase your strength
  • Improve your balance and Coordination

As well as this, the social nature of the classes allows you to have fun with friends. There's even opportunity for a cuppa and some biscuits afterwards. So you can reward yourself and catch up with others who know what you're going through.

The classes include:

  • Tai Chi (to music)
  • Pilates based core and back strengthening exercises (to music)
  • Balance exercises (to music)
  • Thera-band upper body strengthening exercise
  • Throwing based/hand-eye coordination exercises

All of our therapists are members of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy. And also registered with the Health and Care Professions Council. Both bodies require members to undergo regular assessment and evaluation. So you can be sure you're in safe hands and that our staff are up to date.

If you want to make your quality of life the best it can be, why not come along? Our classes are completely free, so what's to lose? Get in touch today to find out more. Or give us a call on 0794 7918063 to find out sooner. Or, if your mind's made up, just pop in.

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Penrith Clinic Address

North Lakes Physiotherapy

The North Lakes Hotel
Ullswater Road
Penrith
Cumbria
United Kingdom
CA11 8QT
0794 7918063

Penrith Clinic Opening Hours

Monday 7am - 9pm
Tuesday 7am - 9pm
Wednesday 7am - 9pm
Thursday 7am - 9pm
Friday 7am - 9pm
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Cumbria
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