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
Do you have Parkinson's? Would you like a fun way to keep active and
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.
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
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
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
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 basedcore 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
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.