Aquatherapy (Swimming) for Parkinsonís
Exercising in water is one of
the best ways to help maintain balance, strength, flexibility and general
fitness, whilst also having some fun! The group is well equipped to ensure safe
exercise, and the buoyancy effect of the water means that there is no risk of
falling whilst exercising.† The group
runs on a Thursday afternoon from 2.30 pm to 3.30 pm at the
Chesterton Sports Centre in
The first half hour is for
general swimming of widths or lengths, with floatation aids and assistance
available to those who need it. The second half hour is spent doing aquarobic, balance, and co-ordination† exercises and ball games to music (from the
60's, 70's and 80's), incorporating a dance element, which has proved to be
beneficial in stimulating brain activity. The group also offers the opportunity
to make friends and there is a cafe at the sports centre, which is a good place
for a chat after the session. The group is supported by the Cambridge Branch of
If you are interested in attending or you would like further information, please contact Mrs Laurie Woolfenden MCSP, (Chartered Physiotherapist registered with the HCPC) at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 01223 295711. For reasons of safety, Laurie usually likes to have a preliminary meeting or conversation with those joining the group for the first time.
Laurie will be retiring from running Aquatherapy after 12th December 2019, so please do not contact her after this date.
Aromatherapy for Parkinsonís
Aromatherapy massage uses essential plant oils which are anti-inflammatory, analgesic and anti-fungal, so can relieve a number of common Parkinsonís symptoms including pain, tension, sleeplessness and constipation.† The Parkinsonís consultants have approved Aromatherapy for their patients.
This therapy is available to
all who attend the 4th Friday of the month Branch meetings at the
The treatment is free, but contributions towards the cost are welcome.
Yoga for Parkinsonís provides light exercise based on Yoga stretches and postures plus breathing practises and some relaxation. The work is adapted to suit each individual where possible, and several students work with support and/or chair and wheelchair. The class keeps people mobile, flexible and strong. The breathing practises and relaxation help concentration, relieve stress factors and promote more efficient breathing, which will in turn impact in a positive way throughout the body. Contact Denise Sibley-Moore, BSc, BWYdip, at email@example.com or on 01954 202235,
This page updated 22 November 2019