World PD Day 2019

Today, 11 April, is World Parkinson Day. It marks the birthday of Dr. James Parkinson who first described the disease. It began in 1997 as a joint initiative between the EPDA and the World Health Organisation to raise awareness of the disease. 

The gait of people with Parkinson’s disease can be affected by changes in posture, slowness of movement and a shortened stride.

Brain Awareness Week

The Brain Awareness Week (BAW) is a week-long global campaign aimed to increase public awareness of the progress and benefits of brain research.

Physiotherapy and Parkinson’s disease: Learn how to change positions more easily

Changing positions in Parkinson’s disease can be difficult and can be affected by various motor symptoms such as bradykinesia (slowness of movement), muscle stiffness and tremors. Daily movements such as getting out of the bed or getting up from a chair can be challenging.

Physiotherapy and Parkinson’s disease: Learn how stretching can improve your symptoms

Parkinson’s disease is the most common neurodegenerative motor disorder, with motor symptoms such as tremors, muscle stiffness, inertia or freezing.